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Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio
You know me and searched me

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 58:56


Rev. Steven Theiss, vacancy pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, New Wells, MO joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study Psalm 140. Jesus' prayer tells us to “deliver us from evil.”  David is clearly seeking the LORD to take care of the evil that surrounds him (evil, wicked, & violent men).  In the middle of his battles, David confesses that the LORD is the strength of my salvation.  It often can feel like people are plotting to go against us and the Christian faith, but we confess as David, “The LORD is our protector and our deliverer.”  “Heavenly Father, hear the voice of my pleas for mercy.  Deliver and protect us from evil and the plots of evil in our lives. Amen”

Prayer 2021
Prayer 2021 - October 22 - Tune Into God pt 5

Prayer 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 6:07


Scripture For Today:Job 42:8“So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.”Tune Into God pt 5We have been talking these past few days about being “tuned into” God. Yesterday, we looked at having faith as large as ONE GRAIN OF RICE!  Do you remember? If not or if you missed, go back and view it or listen to it. It was definitely a Holy Spirit led moment. Amen!   I want to look now, at receiving answers to your prayer requests to God for the things you want. You can do this by simply believing the scriptures and the prayers you said actually worked. Notice I used a past tense on worked. Not that “they will work.” Not that “they are going to work.” But, when you prayed – they WORKED. The job was done. “Well, brother bob, what if I don't see the results.” Let me ask you this.  Are you saved?  “YES” How do you know? “Well, Jesus said I was when I asked Him to forgive me and come into my heart…” Did you SEE any change your body? Did money start raining down from Heaven to help you financially? Did life suddenly become all sunshine and roses? “Noooo – but I still know I'm saved. By Faith!” EXACTLY! That is my point! YES – some people will see an immediate event or change. Someone they prayed for will instantly be healed. Someone you pray for to be healed will die. Did God answer your prayer? “No – they died…” But – where did they go? Once they died, where did they go? If they were Christians, they went to Heaven, right? So they have received a Glorified Body and they will never be sick again! “Yeah, but – I wanted them healed here…” First, “don't' Yeah, but – God. Ok. Second, what YOU want – was it backed up by scripture?  Did you find a scripture that said, “So and so will be healed and stay here?” The answer, in case you are wondering, is NO.  There is no scripture that guarantees you or anyone else will live forever on earth in this body. None. Our hope is in our eternal, glorified bodies with Christ. Amen. “But I don't understand. You said to believe we receive and we could have it. I prayed and they died. I didn't get what I wanted for the answer.” This can quickly turn into a very in-depth teaching…and I'm trying to keep this teaching short. We will go over this more in upcoming sessions. But let me say this… Notice what you just said in regards to this example. I wanted… I wanted… I wanted…I wanted them healed. I wanted my finances fixed. I wanted… Now, let's go back to our scripture references. Remember, we are focusing all of our requests on scripture, right? That is the purpose of this training. Matthew 6:32 says, “…your Heavenly Father knows you NEED all of these THINGS.” Ok. So there are THINGS YOU NEED. Notice that… He is telling us to ASK FOR THE THINGS WE NEED… He expects us to come to Him in prayer, in the Name of Jesus, and ASK FOR THE THINGS WE NEED… One more time… NEED.  Notice the words you uses in the example I provided… WANTED. There is a difference between a NEED and a WANT. I want a million dollars.  But do I NEED a million dollars?  Or would $1,000 meet my need that I'm faced with right now? See the difference? Amen! Let's Pray! Please subscribe to this podcast, leave us a quick 5 star review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow and be sure to visit our website for more information on our ministry: https://podcastersforchrist.com/ (https://podcastersforchrist.com). And while you are at the website, download the free resource I have for you… it is free and is called, “How to Start a Christian Podcast.” It will bless you – go and download it today. You can also WATCH these session on

The Liz Wheeler Show
Ep. 65: This Is Too Far, Even for Democrats

The Liz Wheeler Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 34:53


First it was Southwest pilots, then it was Delta's CEO, now In-N-Out says they they "refuse to become the vaccination police for any government." There's really only one response to that—AMEN. In some not-so-good-news, as if shutting down churches and businesses wasn't enough, Liz calls out Democrats for taking it too far with their latest COVID nonsense. Plus, in a textbook case of wokeism taking over a child's mind, a student gets upset not just because men are performing maintenance work in his dorm room, but because they are cisgender men. Yes, you read that right. This is The Liz Wheeler Show. -- Celebrate the moments that matter most with a professional, hand-painted portrait from Paint Your Life. Get 20% off your painting right now if you text the word LIZ to 64-000. -- Take the guesswork out of taking care of your skin with Disco. Check out Disco and try their incredible skincare products for 30% off your first order with promo code LIZ: https://letsdisco.com. -- Join the Moink Movement today! Choose what meats you want delivered with your first box and get free bacon for a year: https://moinkbox.com/liz.

Common Prayer Daily
October 22nd - Proper 24 - Ordinary Time

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 16:08


Liturgy for the week of Proper 24Opening Scripture:Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - PHILIPPIANS 1:2 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The earth is the Lord's for he made it: O come, let us adore him.O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryOctober 17th - 23rd, 2021 (Old Testament and New Testament Lessons 2016 ESV)Sunday 10.17 - Psalm 119:25–48, 2 Kings 8, 1 John 5Monday 10.18 (St. Luke the Evangelist) - Psalm 119:73–88, 2 John, Luke 1:1-4Tuesday 10.19 - Psalm 119:105–128, 2 Kings 9, 3 JohnWednesday 10.20 - Psalm 119:153–176, 2 Kings 10, Acts 1:1-14Thursday 10.21 - Psalm 120; 121, 2 Kings 11, Acts 1:15-26Friday 10.22 - Psalm 124; 125; 126, 2 Kings 12, Acts 2:1-21Saturday 10.23 (James of Jerusalem) - Psalm 129; 130; 131, Acts 2:22-47, James 1AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsProper 24Set us free, loving Father, from the bondage of our sins, and in your goodness and mercy give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.St. Luke the Evangelist and Companion of Paul (Monday Only)Almighty God, you called your servant Luke to be an evangelist and physician of the soul: Grant that, by the wholesome medicine of the doctrine he taught, all the diseases of our souls may be healed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.James of Jerusalem, Bishop and Martyr, Brother of Our Lord (Saturday Only)Grant, O God, that, following the example of your apostle James the Just, kinsman of our Lord, your Church may give itself continually to prayer and to the reconciliation of all who are at variance and enmity; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Kerusso Daily Devotional
The King of Kindness

Kerusso Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 2:28


Our greatest example of kindness and compassion is our Heavenly Father.   God's Word, the Bible, is filled with examples of His loving-kindness, His grace, His mercy, His faithfulness...the Lord's love for us is infinite and eternal, and His example is what we should strive to embody as we interact and react to the people around us.   Lamentations 3:22–23 says, “Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”   Our almighty God, Creator of the Universe, is all-powerful, capable of mighty wrath, yet He deals with us with patience and compassion.   Psalm 86:15 says, "But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness."   Jesus Christ was the living embodiment of compassion during His ministry on earth.   Over and over, our Lord Jesus Christ had compassion for people, offering healing and comfort at every opportunity. He saw lost and hurting people as sheep without a shepherd, and He came to give them purpose and to be their ultimate shelter.   As God's Son, Jesus possessed more power than we can ever imagine. Yet He chose to give up everything, selflessly sacrificing Himself for us so we can be forgiven our sins and have eternal life. In that sacrifice, we see the greatest example of kindness in the Bible — a level of compassion beyond anything the world has ever known.   Let's pray.   Dear Jesus, your compassion never fails. We are so grateful for your love, and for the gift of salvation, you freely gave to us through your death on the cross. Inspire us to share the Good News about you with others, that we can be messengers of hope in your name. Amen.

Luther for the Busy Man
Week of Trinity XX - Friday

Luther for the Busy Man

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 4:03


THE WEEK OF TRINITY XX - FRIDAYLESSON: 1 CORINTHIANS 2:6‒13This is a great mystery, and I take it to mean Christ and the church. Ephesians 5:32It is always our own old Adam, the corrupted nature of man, which prevents our heart from fully recognizing the joy and consolation which should be ours as members of Christ's kingdom. It is, and in some respects remains, a mystery, a secret, hidden, deep, concealed, and incomprehensible. That is also why Paul calls all this “a great mystery” (Ephesians 5:32). But it is nevertheless something great, excellent, and wonderful.It is something mysterious, not only to the blind, foolish world which never even thinks of these high spiritual matters and does not understand them, but also to the beloved apostles and outstanding Christians who find that there is quite enough to learn and to believe. No matter how long they concern themselves with these matters, preach about them, and search them out, they are compelled to confess that there is a mystery in these matters for them in this life. Even St. Paul speaks quite freely about the limitations imposed on his understanding by the weakness of his flesh. He says, “I am carnal, sold under sin. I do not understand my own actions” (Romans 7:14‒15). David, too, raises complaints in many of his psalms. But there will be no mysteries in the future life, where we shall see without any coverings or darkness, and live in eternal joy.In this present life, it can still remain in some respects a hidden, concealed spiritual marriage which one cannot see with one's eyes or grasp with one's reason. Only faith can grasp these matters, faith which clings to the Word alone which tells us about these things and which we may be able to grasp only weakly here because of the perversity of our flesh.SL.XI.1753,14AE. 79:213-223PRAYER: There are many things in Your Word, especially in Your Gospel of salvation, heavenly Father, which are mysteries and beyond our understanding. Give us at all times the faith to accept Your Word and to believe it with our whole heart, for Christ's sake. Amen.

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 2:1

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 14:35


Friday, 22 October 2021   When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. Acts 2:1    With the selection of Matthias noted at the end of Chapter 1, the account immediately turns to the fulfillment of the Feast of the Lord recorded in Leviticus 23:15-22. This is directly referenced by Luke, saying, “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come.”   The word translated as “fully come” signifies “to be completed.” The name Pentecost means “fiftieth.” It is the fiftieth day of a particular cycle that was celebrated every year during the time of the law. It is a typological anticipation of an event that occurs at a set time after the crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord. Of this time, Vincent's Word Studies rightly states –   “The day, according to the Hebrew mode, is conceived as a measure to be filled up. So long as the day had not yet arrived, the measure was not full. The words denote in process of fulfilment.”   Arriving at this fiftieth day, one comes to the pilgrim feast known as Shavuoth in Hebrew and Pentecost in Greek. Each of the Leviticus 23 Feasts of the Lord anticipates the work of Jesus Christ during His first advent or the state/conduct of the believer's lives because of His completed work.   The word “feast” is, unfortunately, often used to translate two different Hebrew words. The first is moed, meaning and appointed time. The second is khagag, signifying a pilgrimage/pilgrim feast. There are eight of the “appointed times” listed in Leviticus 23, three of those are “pilgrim feasts.” Pentecost is the fifth of the recorded “appointed times,” and it is the second “pilgrim feast.”   The difference is important to understand because the “appointed times” point to something directly accomplished by the Lord in the redemptive process. The “pilgrim feasts” point to the life of believers in Christ as a result of the work of the Lord. The important point of these appointed times is that they all pertain to every believer in Christ – Jew and Gentile alike.   Because of what happens at Pentecost in Acts 2 is seemingly directed only to the Jews, the heretics who hold to hyperdispensationalism claim that what occurred only applies to them. This is incorrect. What occurred at Pentecost in the year of Christ's completed work happened to the Jew first, but it pertains to any person in Christ since then, even to this day. This is true with all of the appointed times seen in Leviticus 23.   The instruction for celebrating Shavuoth/Pentecost states –   “And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. 16 Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord. 17 You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the Lord. 18 And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs of the first year, without blemish, one young bull, and two rams. They shall be as a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the Lord. 19 Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of the first year as a sacrifice of a peace offering. 20 The priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the Lord for the priest. 21 And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. 22 ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 23:15-22   To understand what is being pictured and how it points to both the completed work of the Lord and believer's lives in Christ, the Feast of the Lord series from Leviticus 23 – as presented by the Superior Word – can be read or viewed online.   Though the New Covenant was established in Christ's blood almost two months prior to Pentecost, the true beginning of the church occurred at this time. That it pertains to both Jew and Gentile is typologically seen in the two loaves of bread baked with leaven that are presented to the Lord. That it encompasses the entire time of the church age, and even contains provision for those of the tribulation period is seen in not reaping the corners of the field.   The reason the account records only Jews at this time is because this was an annual pilgrim feast of the Jews. Of these pilgrim feasts, it is recorded –   “Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God in the place which He chooses: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Tabernacles; and they shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed. 17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you.” Deuteronomy 16:16, 17 That the males are specifically noted does not mean women were not included. Elsewhere, it notes that all in the household were to attend. This means wives, children, and so on. The typology was given to Israel; the fulfillment of the typology pertains to all believers. To deny this fundamental truth of the “appointed times” is to deny that the process of salvation as accomplished by Jesus Christ pertains to all people – Jew and Gentile, male and female, slave and free.   For the time being, it is noted that the believers are together at Pentecost (Hebrew: Shavuoth) and “they were all with one accord in one place.” The believers were all together in Jerusalem as required by the law of the feast. This would have been at the temple area, in the presence of the Lord. This is stated in Deuteronomy 16:16 (above). It is at this place, amid all of the people of Israel, that the events to be described will take place.   Life application: As noted, there are eight “appointed times” of the Lord recorded in Leviticus 23. Three of them are “pilgrim feasts.” A very brief description of these is listed here –   1) Shabbath (Sabbath). This is fulfilled by the Lord as is recorded in Hebrews 4:3 (and elsewhere) saying, “For we who have believed do enter that rest.” 2) Pesach (Passover). 1 Corinthians 5:7, “Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.” 3) Matsoth (Unleavened Bread; a pilgrim feast). 1 Corinthians 5:8, “Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” 4) Bikurim (Firstfruits).1 Corinthians 15:20, “But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” 5) Shavuoth (Pentecost/the Feast of Weeks; a pilgrim feast). Ephesians 1:13 (and elsewhere) “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.” Weeks, or Pentecost, is shown to be fulfilled in Romans 16:5 and 1 Corinthians 16:15 –   “Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ.”   “I urge you, brethren—you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia...”   The presentation of the two loaves is what those verses are speaking of – one a Jew, one a Gentile, and thus one gospel message.   6) Yom Teruah (The Day of Acclamation). 1 Corinthians 15:47, “The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.”   7) Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement) Romans 3:24, 25, “...being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood.”    8) Sukkoth (Tabernacles; a pilgrim feast). 2 Corinthians 5:7, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”   All eight appointed times of the Lord are fulfilled by the Lord Jesus and/or are being lived out by His people because of His accomplished work. Each pertains to both Jew and Gentile that is based on the one and only gospel. Note: They are not “Jewish” feasts, nor are they “Feasts of Israel.” They are Feasts of the Lord. They pertain to the one, and only one Church which is the Body of Christ – Jew and Gentile. One gospel.   In understanding the typology from the Old Testament, many heresies found in the church today can be avoided. Seventh Day Adventism (mandatory Sabbath observance); Hebrew Roots Movement (observance of the feasts of the Lord, dietary restrictions, and so on are mandatory); hyperdispensationalism (there are two gospels – one to the Jew and one to the Gentile); and so on. Each of these heresies comes about based on a failure to understand the typology from the Old Testament, its fulfillment in the New, and/or the scope of the fulfillment among the people who have come to Christ.   Another heresy which is constantly put forth within the church is that only the “Spring” feasts have been fulfilled and the “Fall” feasts picture something coming at the end of the church age. This is heresy because if these feasts are not fulfilled, then Christ did not fulfill the law (because these are a part of the Law of Moses). If He did not fulfill the law, then He is not the Messiah.   By understanding the typology and the scope of what occurs, the heresies stated here (and others as well) are clearly identified. Beware of these false teachings and those who espouse them. They will be held accountable for their failure to give God the glory through what Jesus Christ has accomplished for His people. There is one gospel based on the completed work of Jesus Christ our Lord. Hallelujah for JESUS!   Lord God, thank You for the surety we possess because of Christ's fulfillment of the types and shadows of the Old Covenant which only pointed to His more perfect work. Thank You that we can participate in what those things only anticipated. Thank You for Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.      

Be Still and Know
Day 22 - Issue 39

Be Still and Know

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 2:58


Acts 20.24 NLT 'But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.' What's the purpose of your life? We all have to agree that this is an excellent question, but most of the time we are far too busy to be able to ask it. We may be busy with our work, family, church, hobbies, sport and a thousand other things and asking the biggest question of all gets put off. We promise ourselves that we will ask it one day when we've got a bit more time! For the apostle Paul the moment was now because he recognised that his life was under threat and he might not have much time left. Paul was clear that his life's work was to communicate the Good News about the wonderful grace of God revealed in Jesus. What an amazing ministry he had! His leadership, teaching and example were of incalculable importance and we are still deeply conscious of our debt to him. In all honesty our roles are unlikely to have the same world-shaking significance but each of our lives is important and we need to make sure that we use our time well. This life isn't a rehearsal for anything. It's the real thing and we need to ensure that we are giving our best. I have the privilege of mentoring a number of people and those conversations are all focused on helping my mentees to reflect on the direction of their lives. Not everyone will have a mentor but it is valuable for all of us to have such highly focused conversations with someone else from time to time. The busyness of life can very easily push such times of reflection to the margins but they need to happen and we are wise to set aside time to ensure that they do. QUESTION: How would you describe the purpose of your life? PRAYER: Lord God, thank you for the gift of my life and for every opportunity that you give me to serve you. Amen

RFM Connect
The Solution

RFM Connect

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 9:05


An Excerpt from Sunday's Word of Inspiration - Pastor Spencer encourages believers to confess our sins to God so that we could experience true healing in our lives.  The weight of sin is burdensome, but thanks be to God for Jesus Christ who paid it all!  We no longer have to feel the weight of guilt on our backs because of our failures!  We can experience freedom!  We confess!  We say Yes to God!  We say No to those things that disrupt our fellowship with Jesus.  We yield completely and surrender.  We bow on bended knee to the King of kings and Lord of lords.  Amen.  Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/ROYALFAMILYMINISTRIE)

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio
But deliver us from evil

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 57:01


Rev. Steven Theiss, vacancy pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, New Wells, MO joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study Psalm 140. Jesus' prayer tells us to “deliver us from evil.”  David is clearly seeking the LORD to take care of the evil that surrounds him (evil, wicked, & violent men).  In the middle of his battles, David confesses that the LORD is the strength of my salvation.  It often can feel like people are plotting to go against us and the Christian faith, but we confess as David, “The LORD is our protector and our deliverer.”  “Heavenly Father, hear the voice of my pleas for mercy.  Deliver and protect us from evil and the plots of evil in our lives. Amen”

Prayer 2021
Prayer 2021 - October 21 - Tune Into God pt 4

Prayer 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 8:06


Scripture For Today:Psalm 72:15“Long may he live! May gold from Sheba be given him. May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long.”Tune Into God pt 4We have been talking these past few days about being “tuned into” God. Yesterday, we looked at a couple of examples in the Bible that proves Jesus was not poor, by any means. Amen!  We have been taught that God allows sickness, disease or calamities to happen in our lives in order to “teach” us something.  That is not scriptural.  Sickness, disease and calamities are covered under the curses – and we have been redeemed from the curses! (Galatian 3:13-14). We have been taught that our children ran from God because of something we have done in our past.  We have been taught that our children must “find their own way.”  Both of these concepts are not scriptural.  It is our responsibility as parents to pray for our children and teach them that God loves them and is there for them when we cannot be. We have been taught that we can “never know what God will do.”  But the Bible says the Holy Spirit will show us all things! (John 14:25-27). We have been taught that sometimes God answers our prayers and sometimes he doesn't. But the Bible says God's answers to our prayers are YES and AMEN. (2 Corinthians 1:20). We have been taught that miracle healings are not for today. That God developed medical centers and modern medicine so we would not have to rely on miracle healings.  The question I have for you is this…Who gave the medical doctors the wisdom to develop the techniques and medicines to treat the condition?  A medical healing or miracle is not something we should “seek” instead of utilizing the medical technology which is available.  However, if medical technology is not able to treat the condition, don't shut God out of the picture!  If you believe you will NOT receive a miracle – your prayer will be answered just as you believe!  If you believe God is able…then He will!!! But, I do not want you to think there is a secret “formula” or a “Seven Step Program” which, if you follow, will get you the results you are looking for.  This teaching for 2021 is not designed to do that.  There is no secret ritual or formula; you cannot “trick” God into answering your prayers; you cannot “buy” your answers. You must operate by FAITH.  Faith in God. Faith in Jesus. Faith in the Word.  Every single morning this year, 2021, I am doing a daily teaching on various aspects of prayer, for 367 straight days. The purpose is to  give you the foundation to present your prayers to God, knowing that He will answer them. Knowing that your Faith is what activates the Word in your life. Knowing that Jesus is the Word of God who was made flesh. Knowing that Jesus is always making intercession for you before God in order to get your prayers answered.  I want to look now, at receiving answers to your prayer requests to God for the things you want. You can do this by simply believing the scriptures and the prayers you said actually worked. Notice I used a past tense on worked. Not that “they will work.” Not that “they are going to work.” But, when you prayed – they WORKED. The job was done. “Well, brother bob, what if I don't see the results.” Let me ask you this.  Are you saved?  “YES” How do you know? “Well, Jesus said I was when I asked Him to forgive me and come into my heart…” Did you SEE any change your body? Did money start raining down from Heaven to help you financially? Did life suddenly become all sunshine and roses? “Noooo – but I still know I'm saved. By Faith!” EXACTLY! That is my point! Faith is the key ingredient in every – single – prayer – you – ever – pray! PERIOD! Jesus said, in Mark 11 that if YOU had faith as large as a grain of mustard seed… Let me stop right...

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
October 21: Jeremiah 2–3; Psalm 104; Romans 1

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 18:19


Old Testament: Jeremiah 2–3 Jeremiah 2–3 (Listen) Israel Forsakes the Lord 2 The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 “Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem, Thus says the LORD,   “I remember the devotion of your youth,    your love as a bride,  how you followed me in the wilderness,    in a land not sown.3   Israel was holy to the LORD,    the firstfruits of his harvest.  All who ate of it incurred guilt;    disaster came upon them,      declares the LORD.” 4 Hear the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the clans of the house of Israel. 5 Thus says the LORD:   “What wrong did your fathers find in me    that they went far from me,  and went after worthlessness, and became worthless?6   They did not say, ‘Where is the LORD    who brought us up from the land of Egypt,  who led us in the wilderness,    in a land of deserts and pits,  in a land of drought and deep darkness,    in a land that none passes through,    where no man dwells?'7   And I brought you into a plentiful land    to enjoy its fruits and its good things.  But when you came in, you defiled my land    and made my heritage an abomination.8   The priests did not say, ‘Where is the LORD?'    Those who handle the law did not know me;  the shepherds1 transgressed against me;    the prophets prophesied by Baal    and went after things that do not profit. 9   “Therefore I still contend with you,      declares the LORD,    and with your children's children I will contend.10   For cross to the coasts of Cyprus and see,    or send to Kedar and examine with care;    see if there has been such a thing.11   Has a nation changed its gods,    even though they are no gods?  But my people have changed their glory    for that which does not profit.12   Be appalled, O heavens, at this;    be shocked, be utterly desolate,      declares the LORD,13   for my people have committed two evils:  they have forsaken me,    the fountain of living waters,  and hewed out cisterns for themselves,    broken cisterns that can hold no water. 14   “Is Israel a slave? Is he a homeborn servant?    Why then has he become a prey?15   The lions have roared against him;    they have roared loudly.  They have made his land a waste;    his cities are in ruins, without inhabitant.16   Moreover, the men of Memphis and Tahpanhes    have shaved2 the crown of your head.17   Have you not brought this upon yourself    by forsaking the LORD your God,    when he led you in the way?18   And now what do you gain by going to Egypt    to drink the waters of the Nile?  Or what do you gain by going to Assyria    to drink the waters of the Euphrates?319   Your evil will chastise you,    and your apostasy will reprove you.  Know and see that it is evil and bitter    for you to forsake the LORD your God;    the fear of me is not in you,      declares the Lord GOD of hosts. 20   “For long ago I broke your yoke    and burst your bonds;    but you said, ‘I will not serve.'  Yes, on every high hill    and under every green tree    you bowed down like a whore.21   Yet I planted you a choice vine,    wholly of pure seed.  How then have you turned degenerate    and become a wild vine?22   Though you wash yourself with lye    and use much soap,    the stain of your guilt is still before me,      declares the Lord GOD.23   How can you say, ‘I am not unclean,    I have not gone after the Baals'?  Look at your way in the valley;    know what you have done—  a restless young camel running here and there,24     a wild donkey used to the wilderness,  in her heat sniffing the wind!    Who can restrain her lust?  None who seek her need weary themselves;    in her month they will find her.25   Keep your feet from going unshod    and your throat from thirst.  But you said, ‘It is hopeless,    for I have loved foreigners,    and after them I will go.' 26   “As a thief is shamed when caught,    so the house of Israel shall be shamed:  they, their kings, their officials,    their priests, and their prophets,27   who say to a tree, ‘You are my father,'    and to a stone, ‘You gave me birth.'  For they have turned their back to me,    and not their face.  But in the time of their trouble they say,    ‘Arise and save us!'28   But where are your gods    that you made for yourself?  Let them arise, if they can save you,    in your time of trouble;  for as many as your cities    are your gods, O Judah. 29   “Why do you contend with me?    You have all transgressed against me,      declares the LORD.30   In vain have I struck your children;    they took no correction;  your own sword devoured your prophets    like a ravening lion.31   And you, O generation, behold the word of the LORD.  Have I been a wilderness to Israel,    or a land of thick darkness?  Why then do my people say, ‘We are free,    we will come no more to you'?32   Can a virgin forget her ornaments,    or a bride her attire?  Yet my people have forgotten me    days without number. 33   “How well you direct your course    to seek love!  So that even to wicked women    you have taught your ways.34   Also on your skirts is found    the lifeblood of the guiltless poor;  you did not find them breaking in.    Yet in spite of all these things35   you say, ‘I am innocent;    surely his anger has turned from me.'  Behold, I will bring you to judgment    for saying, ‘I have not sinned.'36   How much you go about,    changing your way!  You shall be put to shame by Egypt    as you were put to shame by Assyria.37   From it too you will come away    with your hands on your head,  for the LORD has rejected those in whom you trust,    and you will not prosper by them. 3   “If4 a man divorces his wife    and she goes from him  and becomes another man's wife,    will he return to her?  Would not that land be greatly polluted?  You have played the whore with many lovers;    and would you return to me?      declares the LORD.2   Lift up your eyes to the bare heights, and see!    Where have you not been ravished?  By the waysides you have sat awaiting lovers    like an Arab in the wilderness.  You have polluted the land    with your vile whoredom.3   Therefore the showers have been withheld,    and the spring rain has not come;  yet you have the forehead of a whore;    you refuse to be ashamed.4   Have you not just now called to me,    ‘My father, you are the friend of my youth—5   will he be angry forever,    will he be indignant to the end?'  Behold, you have spoken,    but you have done all the evil that you could.” Faithless Israel Called to Repentance 6 The LORD said to me in the days of King Josiah: “Have you seen what she did, that faithless one, Israel, how she went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and there played the whore? 7 And I thought, ‘After she has done all this she will return to me,' but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it. 8 She saw that for all the adulteries of that faithless one, Israel, I had sent her away with a decree of divorce. Yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but she too went and played the whore. 9 Because she took her whoredom lightly, she polluted the land, committing adultery with stone and tree. 10 Yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah did not return to me with her whole heart, but in pretense, declares the LORD.” 11 And the LORD said to me, “Faithless Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah. 12 Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say,   “‘Return, faithless Israel,      declares the LORD.  I will not look on you in anger,    for I am merciful,      declares the LORD;  I will not be angry forever.13   Only acknowledge your guilt,    that you rebelled against the LORD your God  and scattered your favors among foreigners under every green tree,    and that you have not obeyed my voice,      declares the LORD.14   Return, O faithless children,      declares the LORD;    for I am your master;  I will take you, one from a city and two from a family,    and I will bring you to Zion. 15 “‘And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. 16 And when you have multiplied and been fruitful in the land, in those days, declares the LORD, they shall no more say, “The ark of the covenant of the LORD.” It shall not come to mind or be remembered or missed; it shall not be made again. 17 At that time Jerusalem shall be called the throne of the LORD, and all nations shall gather to it, to the presence of the LORD in Jerusalem, and they shall no more stubbornly follow their own evil heart. 18 In those days the house of Judah shall join the house of Israel, and together they shall come from the land of the north to the land that I gave your fathers for a heritage. 19   “‘I said,    How I would set you among my sons,  and give you a pleasant land,    a heritage most beautiful of all nations.  And I thought you would call me, My Father,    and would not turn from following me.20   Surely, as a treacherous wife leaves her husband,    so have you been treacherous to me, O house of Israel,      declares the LORD.'” 21   A voice on the bare heights is heard,    the weeping and pleading of Israel's sons  because they have perverted their way;    they have forgotten the LORD their God.22   “Return, O faithless sons;    I will heal your faithlessness.”  “Behold, we come to you,    for you are the LORD our God.23   Truly the hills are a delusion,    the orgies5 on the mountains.  Truly in the LORD our God    is the salvation of Israel. 24 “But from our youth the shameful thing has devoured all for which our fathers labored, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters. 25 Let us lie down in our shame, and let our dishonor cover us. For we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day, and we have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.” Footnotes [1] 2:8 Or rulers [2] 2:16 Hebrew grazed [3] 2:18 Hebrew the River [4] 3:1 Septuagint, Syriac; Hebrew Saying, “If [5] 3:23 Hebrew commotion (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 104 Psalm 104 (Listen) O Lord My God, You Are Very Great 104   Bless the LORD, O my soul!    O LORD my God, you are very great!  You are clothed with splendor and majesty,2     covering yourself with light as with a garment,    stretching out the heavens like a tent.3   He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;  he makes the clouds his chariot;    he rides on the wings of the wind;4   he makes his messengers winds,    his ministers a flaming fire. 5   He set the earth on its foundations,    so that it should never be moved.6   You covered it with the deep as with a garment;    the waters stood above the mountains.7   At your rebuke they fled;    at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.8   The mountains rose, the valleys sank down    to the place that you appointed for them.9   You set a boundary that they may not pass,    so that they might not again cover the earth. 10   You make springs gush forth in the valleys;    they flow between the hills;11   they give drink to every beast of the field;    the wild donkeys quench their thirst.12   Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;    they sing among the branches.13   From your lofty abode you water the mountains;    the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. 14   You cause the grass to grow for the livestock    and plants for man to cultivate,  that he may bring forth food from the earth15     and wine to gladden the heart of man,  oil to make his face shine    and bread to strengthen man's heart. 16   The trees of the LORD are watered abundantly,    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.17   In them the birds build their nests;    the stork has her home in the fir trees.18   The high mountains are for the wild goats;    the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers.

ESV: Read through the Bible
October 21: Jeremiah 5–6; 1 Timothy 1

ESV: Read through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 12:39


Morning: Jeremiah 5–6 Jeremiah 5–6 (Listen) Jerusalem Refused to Repent 5   Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem,    look and take note!  Search her squares to see    if you can find a man,  one who does justice    and seeks truth,  that I may pardon her.2   Though they say, “As the LORD lives,”    yet they swear falsely.3   O LORD, do not your eyes look for truth?  You have struck them down,    but they felt no anguish;  you have consumed them,    but they refused to take correction.  They have made their faces harder than rock;    they have refused to repent. 4   Then I said, “These are only the poor;    they have no sense;  for they do not know the way of the LORD,    the justice of their God.5   I will go to the great    and will speak to them,  for they know the way of the LORD,    the justice of their God.”  But they all alike had broken the yoke;    they had burst the bonds. 6   Therefore a lion from the forest shall strike them down;    a wolf from the desert shall devastate them.  A leopard is watching their cities;    everyone who goes out of them shall be torn in pieces,  because their transgressions are many,    their apostasies are great. 7   “How can I pardon you?    Your children have forsaken me    and have sworn by those who are no gods.  When I fed them to the full,    they committed adultery    and trooped to the houses of whores.8   They were well-fed, lusty stallions,    each neighing for his neighbor's wife.9   Shall I not punish them for these things?      declares the LORD;    and shall I not avenge myself    on a nation such as this? 10   “Go up through her vine rows and destroy,    but make not a full end;  strip away her branches,    for they are not the LORD's.11   For the house of Israel and the house of Judah    have been utterly treacherous to me,      declares the LORD.12   They have spoken falsely of the LORD    and have said, ‘He will do nothing;  no disaster will come upon us,    nor shall we see sword or famine.13   The prophets will become wind;    the word is not in them.  Thus shall it be done to them!'” The Lord Proclaims Judgment 14   Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of hosts:  “Because you have spoken this word,  behold, I am making my words in your mouth a fire,    and this people wood, and the fire shall consume them.15   Behold, I am bringing against you    a nation from afar, O house of Israel,      declares the LORD.  It is an enduring nation;    it is an ancient nation,  a nation whose language you do not know,    nor can you understand what they say.16   Their quiver is like an open tomb;    they are all mighty warriors.17   They shall eat up your harvest and your food;    they shall eat up your sons and your daughters;  they shall eat up your flocks and your herds;    they shall eat up your vines and your fig trees;  your fortified cities in which you trust    they shall beat down with the sword.” 18 “But even in those days, declares the LORD, I will not make a full end of you. 19 And when your people say, ‘Why has the LORD our God done all these things to us?' you shall say to them, ‘As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods in your land, so you shall serve foreigners in a land that is not yours.'” 20   Declare this in the house of Jacob;    proclaim it in Judah:21   “Hear this, O foolish and senseless people,    who have eyes, but see not,    who have ears, but hear not.22   Do you not fear me? declares the LORD.    Do you not tremble before me?  I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea,    a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass;  though the waves toss, they cannot prevail;    though they roar, they cannot pass over it.23   But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart;    they have turned aside and gone away.24   They do not say in their hearts,    ‘Let us fear the LORD our God,  who gives the rain in its season,    the autumn rain and the spring rain,  and keeps for us    the weeks appointed for the harvest.'25   Your iniquities have turned these away,    and your sins have kept good from you.26   For wicked men are found among my people;    they lurk like fowlers lying in wait.1  They set a trap;    they catch men.27   Like a cage full of birds,    their houses are full of deceit;  therefore they have become great and rich;28     they have grown fat and sleek.  They know no bounds in deeds of evil;    they judge not with justice  the cause of the fatherless, to make it prosper,    and they do not defend the rights of the needy.29   Shall I not punish them for these things?      declares the LORD,    and shall I not avenge myself    on a nation such as this?” 30   An appalling and horrible thing    has happened in the land:31   the prophets prophesy falsely,    and the priests rule at their direction;  my people love to have it so,    but what will you do when the end comes? Impending Disaster for Jerusalem 6   Flee for safety, O people of Benjamin,    from the midst of Jerusalem!  Blow the trumpet in Tekoa,    and raise a signal on Beth-haccherem,  for disaster looms out of the north,    and great destruction.2   The lovely and delicately bred I will destroy,    the daughter of Zion.23   Shepherds with their flocks shall come against her;    they shall pitch their tents around her;    they shall pasture, each in his place.4   “Prepare war against her;    arise, and let us attack at noon!  Woe to us, for the day declines,    for the shadows of evening lengthen!5   Arise, and let us attack by night    and destroy her palaces!” 6   For thus says the LORD of hosts:  “Cut down her trees;    cast up a siege mound against Jerusalem.  This is the city that must be punished;    there is nothing but oppression within her.7   As a well keeps its water fresh,    so she keeps fresh her evil;  violence and destruction are heard within her;    sickness and wounds are ever before me.8   Be warned, O Jerusalem,    lest I turn from you in disgust,  lest I make you a desolation,    an uninhabited land.” 9   Thus says the LORD of hosts:  “They shall glean thoroughly as a vine    the remnant of Israel;  like a grape gatherer pass your hand again    over its branches.”10   To whom shall I speak and give warning,    that they may hear?  Behold, their ears are uncircumcised,    they cannot listen;  behold, the word of the LORD is to them an object of scorn;    they take no pleasure in it.11   Therefore I am full of the wrath of the LORD;    I am weary of holding it in.  “Pour it out upon the children in the street,    and upon the gatherings of young men, also;  both husband and wife shall be taken,    the elderly and the very aged.12   Their houses shall be turned over to others,    their fields and wives together,  for I will stretch out my hand    against the inhabitants of the land,”      declares the LORD.13   “For from the least to the greatest of them,    everyone is greedy for unjust gain;  and from prophet to priest,    everyone deals falsely.14   They have healed the wound of my people lightly,    saying, ‘Peace, peace,'    when there is no peace.15   Were they ashamed when they committed abomination?    No, they were not at all ashamed;    they did not know how to blush.  Therefore they shall fall among those who fall;    at the time that I punish them, they shall be overthrown,”      says the LORD. 16   Thus says the LORD:  “Stand by the roads, and look,    and ask for the ancient paths,  where the good way is; and walk in it,    and find rest for your souls.  But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.'17   I set watchmen over you, saying,    ‘Pay attention to the sound of the trumpet!'  But they said, ‘We will not pay attention.'18   Therefore hear, O nations,    and know, O congregation, what will happen to them.19   Hear, O earth; behold, I am bringing disaster upon this people,    the fruit of their devices,  because they have not paid attention to my words;    and as for my law, they have rejected it.20   What use to me is frankincense that comes from Sheba,    or sweet cane from a distant land?  Your burnt offerings are not acceptable,    nor your sacrifices pleasing to me.21   Therefore thus says the LORD:  ‘Behold, I will lay before this people    stumbling blocks against which they shall stumble;  fathers and sons together,    neighbor and friend shall perish.'” 22   Thus says the LORD:  “Behold, a people is coming from the north country,    a great nation is stirring from the farthest parts of the earth.23   They lay hold on bow and javelin;    they are cruel and have no mercy;    the sound of them is like the roaring sea;  they ride on horses,    set in array as a man for battle,    against you, O daughter of Zion!”24   We have heard the report of it;    our hands fall helpless;  anguish has taken hold of us,    pain as of a woman in labor.25   Go not out into the field,    nor walk on the road,  for the enemy has a sword;    terror is on every side.26   O daughter of my people, put on sackcloth,    and roll in ashes;  make mourning as for an only son,    most bitter lamentation,  for suddenly the destroyer    will come upon us. 27   “I have made you a tester of metals among my people,    that you may know and test their ways.28   They are all stubbornly rebellious,    going about with slanders;  they are bronze and iron;    all of them act corruptly.29   The bellows blow fiercely;    the lead is consumed by the fire;  in vain the refining goes on,    for the wicked are not removed.30   Rejected silver they are called,    for the LORD has rejected them.” Footnotes [1] 5:26 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [2] 6:2 Or I have likened the daughter of Zion to the loveliest pasture (ESV) Evening: 1 Timothy 1 1 Timothy 1 (Listen) Greeting 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, 2 To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Warning Against False Teachers 3 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, 4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship1 from God that is by faith. 5 The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, 7 desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions. 8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers,2 liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound3 doctrine, 11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted. Christ Jesus Came to Save Sinners 12 I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, 13 though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, 14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 16 But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. 17 To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.4 Amen. 18 This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, 19 holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith, 20 among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme. Footnotes [1] 1:4 Or good order [2] 1:10 That is, those who take someone captive in order to sell him into slavery [3] 1:10 Or healthy [4] 1:17 Greek to the ages of ages (ESV)

Ten Thousand Worlds
The Family Altar Audio Devotional - Day 294

Ten Thousand Worlds

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 6:31


And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. (Daniel 11:32-33) 30 But He give a super Sign so that about one tenth of them would believe it. See, what man calls great, God calls foolish. And what man calls foolish, God calls great. Now, we cannot dispute Isaiah's word here, when God said through Isaiah, “I will give them an everlasting sign (everlasting): a virgin shall conceive and shall bear a son, and call His name Immanuel. I will be in Him,” God with us, a super Sign, not a polished scholar, but a super Sign. There's no record of Him ever going to any seminary, no record of Him ever learning any man-made theology, but the… At the age of twelve, He was standing with the sages, disputing with them. And they couldn't withstand His Word. Amen. There's your super Sign: staying with the Word. 31 They say, “The days of miracles is past,” and all these things. Let them prove it. “I'll give you a everlasting sign, the super Sign.” Oh, yes. Now, He could've come an Angel. He could've come whatever He wished to. But He chose to come as Abraham's Seed (Amen.), Abraham's super Seed. That's right. The way He chose to come to show in this last days God's super signs, a super race… Oh, yes. Not what you call a super race, but what God calls super race… Because they got what? Supernatural power, with supernatural signs, through a supernatural belief in a supernatural Word, from a supernatural God. Amen. You talk about super. Whew. Supernatural God in a supernatural body in a natural people, giving supernatural signs… Hallelujah. Yes. A super race… They that know their God shall do exploits, great exploits, and show supernatural signs: a people, Abraham's Seed, a sign of the supernatural Christ risen from the dead supernaturally. 32 And after two thousand years, the critics that tried to put Him to death down there, is trying to do the same thing today. But the same signs, the same supernatural Sign still shows amongst supernatural people, which is the Seed of Abraham. Amen. I feel good. Amen. Supernatural, supernatural… You don't believe in supernatural, how can you believe in God? Supernatural borned by a supernatural birth, by a supernatural power, talk about super? What is it in man? He wants super. So what's he doing with his super? Going to death with it. What… God knowed that in the beginning, to give His people a super, a Super that's humble and low to take them to Life, not to death. Oh… Amen. Supernatural… Now remember, there was a natural seed of Abraham and a supernatural Seed of Abraham. Now, the natural seed of Abraham, according to Genesis 22:16 and 17, He said, “Thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemy.” 61-0430 - "Super Sign" Rev. William Marrion Branham ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order your own copy of the Family Altar at http://store.bibleway.org Appreciate what we do? Consider supporting us: https://anchor.fm/ten-thousand-worlds/support --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ten-thousand-worlds/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ten-thousand-worlds/support

Common Prayer Daily
October 21st - Proper 24 - Ordinary Time

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 15:03


Liturgy for the week of Proper 24Opening Scripture:Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - PHILIPPIANS 1:2 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The earth is the Lord's for he made it: O come, let us adore him.O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryOctober 17th - 23rd, 2021 (Old Testament and New Testament Lessons 2016 ESV)Sunday 10.17 - Psalm 119:25–48, 2 Kings 8, 1 John 5Monday 10.18 (St. Luke the Evangelist) - Psalm 119:73–88, 2 John, Luke 1:1-4Tuesday 10.19 - Psalm 119:105–128, 2 Kings 9, 3 JohnWednesday 10.20 - Psalm 119:153–176, 2 Kings 10, Acts 1:1-14Thursday 10.21 - Psalm 120; 121, 2 Kings 11, Acts 1:15-26Friday 10.22 - Psalm 124; 125; 126, 2 Kings 12, Acts 2:1-21Saturday 10.23 (James of Jerusalem) - Psalm 129; 130; 131, Acts 2:22-47, James 1AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsProper 24Set us free, loving Father, from the bondage of our sins, and in your goodness and mercy give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.St. Luke the Evangelist and Companion of Paul (Monday Only)Almighty God, you called your servant Luke to be an evangelist and physician of the soul: Grant that, by the wholesome medicine of the doctrine he taught, all the diseases of our souls may be healed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.James of Jerusalem, Bishop and Martyr, Brother of Our Lord (Saturday Only)Grant, O God, that, following the example of your apostle James the Just, kinsman of our Lord, your Church may give itself continually to prayer and to the reconciliation of all who are at variance and enmity; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

The Aliso Creek Church Podcast
Scripture for Today | Hebrews 5:1–10 (with Pastor Nick)

The Aliso Creek Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 11:10


Opening Song:  O Love That Will Not Let Me Go (Heritage) by As Isaac Lyrics: O Love that will not let me go I rest my weary soul in Thee I give Thee back the life I owe That in thine ocean depths its flow May richer, fuller be   What kind of love is this? That You would call me friend What kind of love is this? This is my heritage   O Joy that seekest me through pain I cannot close my heart to Thee I trace the rainbow through the rain And feel the promise is not vain That morn shall tearless be   What kind of love is this? That You would call me friend What kind of love is this? This is my heritage   Your song over all my years My perfect inheritance What kind of love, what kind of love is this!   O Cross that liftest up my head I dare not ask to fly from thee; I lay in dust life's glory dead And from the ground there blossoms red Life that shall endless be Passage:  1   For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2 He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. 3 Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people. 4 And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was.   5 So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”;   6 as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”   7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. 9 And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, 10 being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.  (Hebrews 5:1–10) Musical Reflection:  O Sacred Head Now Wounded by Hans Leo Hassler  Reflection Notes:  This tune by Hassler is most famously set with the text “O Sacred, Now Wounded;” the most common harmonization was popularized by J.S. Bach in his St. Matthew Passion. It conveys the pathos of Christ's death with deep sincerity.  Prayer: Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Kerusso Daily Devotional
A Simple Kindness, A Miraculous Reply

Kerusso Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 2:02


How many of us would feed a hungry stranger with the last crust of bread left in the house?   The prophet Elijah received a prophecy that the land would suffer a years-long drought, and this message from God had come to pass. The Lord sent him to a ravine east of the Jordan River where He sent ravens with bread and meat in the morning and in the evening, and Elijah could drink from a brook, but eventually, the brook ran dry because there was no rain in the land.   The Lord commanded Elijah, “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.”   When the prophet came upon the widow, she told him she had just enough flour and oil left for a last meal for herself and her son, and she expected they would die of starvation after this final meal.   Elijah instructed her not to be afraid, and asked her to make a small loaf of bread for him, then to do the same for herself and her son.   1 Kings 17:15–16 says, “She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.”   Because of the kindness she paid to the Lord's servant, the unnamed widow was blessed with enough to continue sharing with Elijah, and enough for her family to eat until the rains returned.   Let's pray.   God, you are our steadfast provider. When we have an opportunity to give to those in need, remind us that you bless us with enough to share. Help us to give unselfishly from the abundance you provide for us. Amen.

Luther for the Busy Man
Week of Trinity XX - Thursday

Luther for the Busy Man

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 3:15


THE WEEK OF TRINITY XX - THURSDAYLESSON: PHILIPPIANS 4:4‒7“Your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” John 16:22We must learn to accept and to believe the Word. Christ Himself proclaims this Word to us, and God has commanded us to believe it as the truth. To reject this Word is tantamount to calling Christ a liar. We must learn to believe and trust the Word despite what our feelings may be inclined to suggest to us.If you are to believe the Word, you cannot cling to what your own thoughts or feelings may suggest. You must cling to God's Word, no matter how little you actually feel or experience it. If you are a person who realizes his need and wretchedness, and have a hearty desire to participate in the consolation and love of Christ, give your ears and heart to Christ. Take hold of the comforting picture presented in the Gospel (Matthew 22:1‒14), in which He shows that He wants you to acknowledge Him and believe in Him. You can be sure, He has an even deeper love and concern for you than any earthly bridegroom has for his beloved bride. On the other hand, He expects such a heartfelt confidence and joy from you towards Himself that it exceeds that of any bride for her bridegroom.We could all probably find any amount of cause here to reprehend our unbelief and declare, “If such warm, heartfelt confidence and joy can be found between a bride and bridegroom, after all a rather insignificant and transient matter, why do I not find greater joy in my godly and faithful Savior Christ, who gave Himself for me as my very own possession? What a wretched thing this unbelief is! It keeps my heart from being full of laughter and eternal joy.”SL.XI.1752,13AE. 79:213-223PRAYER: Lord, remove from us all diffidence, lukewarmness, and unbelief, and confirm us in the full joy of salvation, which is always ours in and through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 1:26

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 9:05


Thursday, 21 October 2021   And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles. Acts 1:26 With the proposal of either Joseph or Matthias to replace Judas, as Scripture called for, the account next says, “And they cast their lots.” Some take this as meaning a vote was made, but that is not how lots are conducted. Further, the wording of the next clause dismisses the idea of a vote having been made. Rather, lots were cast as is in accord with Scripture elsewhere. Lots were cast on the Day of Atonement for the selection of the goat for the Lord and for the scapegoat. Land was called to be divided by lot in the book of Numbers, and that division was conducted in Joshua. Saul is recorded as having used lots. The division of the priests in 1 Chronicles 24 occurred by lot. Other lots are recorded in 1 Chronicles also. Nehemiah cast lots among the priests after the exile. David prophesied of lots being cast for the clothing of the Messiah in Psalm 22. And Solomon, in the Proverbs, takes it as an axiom that lots had value –   “The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the Lord.” Proverbs 16:33   “Casting lots causes contentions to cease, And keeps the mighty apart.” Proverbs 18:18   These and other references concerning the use of lots demonstrate that it was a common practice in the decision-making process in Israel. In particular, Scripture itself condones the practice and acknowledges that when the lot was employed, its decision was from the Lord. As such, this means, meaning casting lots, was employed by the apostles, “and the lot fell on Matthias.”   The wording here demonstrates that this was a casting of the lot and not a vote. For the lot to “fall” on Matthias indicates that it was the decision of the Lord through the lot rather than a selection by the others.   Nothing about this process has been either out of the will of the Lord, nor is it to be considered unsanctioned by the Lord. If this were the case, an explicit note of the inappropriate nature of the process would have been noted. Scripture called for a replacement, the office was to be filled by another who was qualified, prayer was made calling for the Lord's hand upon the process, and then the lot – which is explicitly stated in Scripture to be used to remove contentions and seek the decision of the Lord – was cast.   In addition to this, the pattern of the twelve tribes actually equaling fourteen named people is remarkably repeated in the twelve apostles actually equaling fourteen named people is realized. Matthias was selected in accord with Scripture, “And he was numbered with the eleven apostles.” Here, the word translated as “he was numbered” is sugkatapséphizomai it is a compound word found only here in the Bible, coming from three other words indicating “with,” “among,” and “to calculate.” It is a different word than that used in verse 1 :17, which was katarithmeó.   The idea here is that Matthias was fully accepted among the others and was recognized as an apostle, having been chosen by the Lord (see Proverbs 16:33 above) and received among them accordingly.   Life application: Reading the account here, and elsewhere in Scripture, often leads to the obvious question among believers today, “Is it acceptable to cast lots now?” The question is valid and there is no explicit answer. However, there is an inference that can be made. After this account in Acts 1, no mention of the lot is ever again made in Scripture.   The noun kléros, or lot, is used again, but not in the sense of a lot having been cast. Rather, it will refer to an inheritance or portion. It is of note that in the next chapter of Acts, the account immediately goes to the giving of the Holy Spirit. It may be that this is placed directly after the account of casting lots in order to show that a new way of determining matters has arisen. In other words, with the coming of the Spirit, dependence on His guidance – rather than the casting of lots – is the expectation. That the casting of the lots is never referred to again – and thus is not an acceptable means of decision making – is an argument from silence, but it is one supported by the immediate noting of the coming of the Spirit.   With the coming of the Spirit, a new dynamic is introduced, because the Spirit not only directs the lives and decisions of those who wrote out the New Testament, but the Spirit also directed exactly that – the writing out of the New Testament. As such, we have everything that is needed for right conduct and doctrine.   The requirements for the selection of elders and deacons, for example, are laid out in the pastoral epistles. There is no need to cast lots for such a decision. In consideration of this, at least for church decisions, the lot is implicitly no longer necessary. As the proverbs are wisdom literature that can be applied to life at any time in redemptive history, a person could argue, “The proverbs say that ‘because every decision of the lot is from the Lord,' it must be ok for me to cast lots.”   This was the attitude of John Wesley who famously cast lots, including for the purpose of deciding matters of marriage and even church doctrine. One could argue that the marriage part was ok, but one cannot argue that casting lots to determine doctrine could ever be acceptable. That is what the Bible is for. Why anyone would attempt to set doctrine by lot, when the Holy Spirit has already given us the word, is beyond comprehension. It is an inexcusable option to use.   As far as for marriage, finances, job decisions, and the like, if someone were to accept the premise of proverbs and cast the lot, that person would – by default – have to accept the decision was from the Lord. As such, there should be NO COMPLAINTS from that person as to how his life turned out.   If he wound up with a nagging wife, poverty, a horrifying job that won't pay the bills and where the boss is worse than Ebenezer Scrooge before his change of heart, he would have to acknowledge, “This must be the will of the Lord for my life.” In other words, stick to Scripture, apply its precepts to your life, pray for guidance, and live your life to the glory of God. And do so without testing Him to see what He “really” wants for your life by casting lots.   Lord God, we don't have any way of looking into the future and seeing how we should make our life decisions. But You have given us Your word to apply to our lives, our conduct, and our doctrine. You have also given us the right to come to the throne of grace through prayer and ask for Your will to be done in our lives. May we pursue these avenues, and may we glorify You in each decision we make. Amen.            

Be Still and Know
Day 21 - Issue 39

Be Still and Know

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 3:14


Acts 20.18-20 NLT “You know that from the day I set foot in the province of Asia until now I have done the Lord's work humbly and with many tears. I have endured the trials that came to me from the plots of the Jews. I never shrank back from telling you what you needed to hear, either publicly or in your homes.” I want to tell you about something which regularly happens in our home. My son works for a well-known food retailer. When he leaves for work I will naturally wish him well and he always has exactly the same response. “I'll do my best, Dad.” And what is even better than that is that I know he will. And that's exactly what we are reading in this passage today. We are meeting Paul as he addresses the leaders of the church in Ephesus and he wants them to know that he did his best. He didn't hold anything back from them. He suffered with them and told them everything they needed to know, even if they weren't keen to hear it. He had done his best. Paul had spent three years with the church in Ephesus which was a very long ministry for him. He clearly loved them passionately and was always keen to take every opportunity to encourage them. On this particular occasion, he was eager to get to Jerusalem in time for Pentecost and so he decided not to make the journey to Ephesus, but invited their leaders to make the 30 mile journey to the coast to meet him at Miletus. His speech to them is deeply moving and reveals his deep love for them and his passionate desire that they should be strong in the face of whatever opposition they might encounter. Paul was sure that this was the last time that he would meet with them, and he was right about that, although he had no idea why that was that was going to be the case. The fact was that when he got to Jerusalem he was going to be arrested and be sent, finally, to Rome to face trial. Paul wasn't perfect and neither are you or I. We all fail. But God looks to us, frail as we are, to do our best and, amazingly, our gracious and loving heavenly Father will take that and use it to his glory. QUESTION: Are you committed to doing your best for God today? PRAYER: Lord God, I know that I often fail you. Thank you that you are willing to take and use what I give to you today. Amen

Couch Potatoes Unite!
The Legacy of M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen – The Retrospective Bonus Episode! (MAJOR SPOILERS)

Couch Potatoes Unite!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021


A new podcast episode of Couch Potatoes Unite!, which is based on a blog of the same name hosted at our website: couchpotatoesunite.wordpress.com. In this episode, our bonus panel of generationally appropriate CPU! MASHed Potatoes and fans of wartime dramedies – including co-moderators Nick and... Read More

Miracle Internet Church Radio
Dangers of Being Unlearned / Dr. Sabrina Sessions / Marshall Perot

Miracle Internet Church Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 179:00


2 Peter 3:16-18  King James Version 16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Wonder & Reality
The Mystery of God…the Secret is…the Presence of Jesus…Jesus is God! Amen!

Wonder & Reality

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021


The Mystery of God… “The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised up his hand to heaven 6 and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea […] The post The Mystery of God…the Secret is…the Presence of Jesus…Jesus is God! Amen! appeared first on Wonder & Reality.

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio
Let my prayer rise before you as incense

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 57:43


Rev. Shawn Kumm, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Cody, Wyoming joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study and pray Psalm 141. “Hurry, listen to me!”  David pleads with the LORD.  It is clear that David trusted in the LORD to not only hear him, but will answer.  He asks the LORD to protect him from breaking His commands by His words, actions, and thoughts---and God provides a way.  We should pray in the same way because we are tempted to fall into evil delicacies and by His grace, He will preserve us and pull our eyes back to Himself.  “LORD God, help me to pray.  Listen to me, for temptations surround me.  Bring my eyes, heart, and ears back to You and preserve me in Your grace.  Amen”

Prayer 2021
Prayer 2021 - October 20 - Tune Into God pt 3

Prayer 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 9:47


Scripture For Today: Luke 5:33“They said to him, “John's disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.”Tune Into God pt 3We have been talking these past few days about being “tuned into” God. Yesterday, we looked at a couple of examples in the Bible that proves Jesus was not poor, by any means. Amen!  I mean, He had a treasurer, Judas. Poor people do not need treasurers – rich people do. Then we seen on the night of the last supper, when Jesus told Judas, “Go and do what you need to do,” he got up and left – without raising any eyebrows in the room!  Jesus had just told all of them that “one of you is going to betray me – TONIGHT!”  But when Judas left, nobody suspected a thing!  They all thought he was going out to give money to the poor or something!  So, obviously, Jesus had instructed him to do that same thing on other occasions, because it did not register to anyone's minds, sitting in that room, that “something was up.”  This shows Jesus did not have an issue with “having money.” It is needful in this world that we live in. He only has an issue where “money has YOU.”  Amen!  Christians have been taught for so long that “money is the root of all evil.”  But the scriptures do not say that. “The love of money is the root of all evil.”  (1 Timothy 6:10). It costs money to preach the gospel. Just ask your Pastor the next time you see him!  If you are not on the church Board of Directors and just think you can show up and all is well…and you give your little offering thinking “others” will give and that you need the money more than the church does…you are WRONG! Granted, God will make sure that ministries which are doing God's work will be taken care of.  But, the responsibility falls to us!  God holds each of us responsible.   We have been taught that God allows sickness, disease or calamities to happen in our lives in order to “teach” us something.  That is not scriptural.  Sickness, disease and calamities are covered under the curses – and we have been redeemed from the curses! (Galatian 3:13-14). We have been taught that our children ran from God because of something we have done in our past.  We have been taught that our children must “find their own way.”  Both of these concepts are not scriptural.  It is our responsibility as parents to pray for our children and teach them that God loves them and is there for them when we cannot be. We have been taught that we can “never know what God will do.”  But the Bible says the Holy Spirit will show us all things! (John 14:25-27). We have been taught that sometimes God answers our prayers and sometimes he doesn't. But the Bible says God's answers to our prayers are YES and AMEN. (2 Corinthians 1:20). We have been taught that miracle healings are not for today. That God developed medical centers and modern medicine so we would not have to rely on miracle healings.  The question I have for you is this…Who gave the medical doctors the wisdom to develop the techniques and medicines to treat the condition?  A medical healing or miracle is not something we should “seek” instead of utilizing the medical technology which is available.  However, if medical technology is not able to treat the condition, don't shut God out of the picture!  If you believe you will NOT receive a miracle – your prayer will be answered just as you believe!  If you believe God is able…then He will!!! But, I do not want you to think there is a secret “formula” or a “Seven Step Program” which, if you follow, will get you the results you are looking for.  This teaching for 2021 is not designed to do that.  There is no secret ritual or formula; you cannot “trick” God...

Kingdom Cross  Roads Podcast
When Things Go Wrong – Tom Donnan pt 2

Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 29:45


When Things Go Wrong Tom Donnan pt 2If you've been watching the news lately, the major story has been about mandates issued by the government that people be forced to get their vaccinations. There have been threats issued by businesses and even the military, that if you do not get vaccinated, you lose your job or your career.  Who is it that is forcing this issue? It is none other than the government of the United States. You know, the one's who are supposed to protecting the right of “free choice” and “personal freedom…”  The one's who are concerned about individual rights, etc.  Unless, of course, it does not fit their political agenda. Despite the science that says there is only a 0.0001 % chance of dying from COVID – even without a vaccination. I wonder if big pharma, you know, the companies that have developed the vaccinations themselves, are behind the political push to make sure every person in the world is going to get a vaccination. I wonder how much money they will make from various governments per shot. Interesting to think about, isn't it? Well, to talk about all of this and more, is our good friend, Tom Donnan!  This is part two of an amazing two part interview! Have you heard anything about something called “shielding camps?”  Kind of like a new style of concentration camp under the guise of “protecting us” from the unvaccinated. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VfrffosEtDc (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VfrffosEtDc) And these “shielding camps” are beginning to appear in the USA, correct? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VfrffosEtDc (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VfrffosEtDc) This goes to the case that we've made that the left, basically the Democrats and Joe Biden, are pushing their one world government agenda on this nation.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ncin8ewj88U (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ncin8ewj88U) We can see that the left does not really care about the people of the United States. All they care about is maintaining power. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sJb15Jce7uM (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sJb15Jce7uM) They are forcing people to get vaccinated or face losing their career, their income and their businesses. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qI9kOw4K6is&pp=QAFIAQ%3D%3D (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qI9kOw4K6is&pp=QAFIAQ%3D%3D) Tom, with all of this stuff going on, I do not want to end this program without a Word of Hope. Is there hope for America in all of this?   Farmers in Oregon coming together in a large number to pray and to thank God for His provision.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QlpRDI5beFE (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QlpRDI5beFE) Tom, there is only one hope – and His name is Jesus. Would you do the privilege of leading someone, somewhere, to the foot of the cross if, what we have talked about today, has sparked someone to seek hope? True Hope. Folks, we have only scratched the surface of things going on all around us. Tom and I could talk for hours on any one of these topics that we just covered. The point behind this discussion is not “how bad it's gotten.” No. Our point is that these things have been called out to us in the Bible. Every single thing can be referenced in some form or fashion as foretelling, what many call, “the end times.” Amen! If you prayed that prayer with Tom, use the contact information to reach out and let him know! Amen!   CONTACT INFORMATION:For Tom Donnan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HealingTheNationMinistries (https://www.facebook.com/HealingTheNationMinistries) Healingthenation1776@gmail.com http://www.chataboutjesus.com/ (www.chataboutjesus.com)  Books On Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ZKGzkn (Healing the Nation) https://amzn.to/35EUg8p (Spiritual House Cleaning) https://amzn.to/35H1850 (Pastor and the Presence of God) https://amzn.to/3msydb0 (7:14 Angels on Assignment) https://amzn.to/2ZGl1Ft (One Door Between Us) Support this podcast

Common Prayer Daily
October 20th - Proper 24 - Ordinary Time

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 18:43


Liturgy for the week of Proper 24Opening Scripture:Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - PHILIPPIANS 1:2 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The earth is the Lord's for he made it: O come, let us adore him.O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryOctober 17th - 23rd, 2021 (Old Testament and New Testament Lessons 2016 ESV)Sunday 10.17 - Psalm 119:25–48, 2 Kings 8, 1 John 5Monday 10.18 (St. Luke the Evangelist) - Psalm 119:73–88, 2 John, Luke 1:1-4Tuesday 10.19 - Psalm 119:105–128, 2 Kings 9, 3 JohnWednesday 10.20 - Psalm 119:153–176, 2 Kings 10, Acts 1:1-14Thursday 10.21 - Psalm 120; 121, 2 Kings 11, Acts 1:15-26Friday 10.22 - Psalm 124; 125; 126, 2 Kings 12, Acts 2:1-21Saturday 10.23 (James of Jerusalem) - Psalm 129; 130; 131, Acts 2:22-47, James 1AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsProper 24Set us free, loving Father, from the bondage of our sins, and in your goodness and mercy give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.St. Luke the Evangelist and Companion of Paul (Monday Only)Almighty God, you called your servant Luke to be an evangelist and physician of the soul: Grant that, by the wholesome medicine of the doctrine he taught, all the diseases of our souls may be healed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.James of Jerusalem, Bishop and Martyr, Brother of Our Lord (Saturday Only)Grant, O God, that, following the example of your apostle James the Just, kinsman of our Lord, your Church may give itself continually to prayer and to the reconciliation of all who are at variance and enmity; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Kerusso Daily Devotional
A Merciful Stranger

Kerusso Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 1:49


When God asks us to love our neighbor as ourselves, what exactly does He mean?   In Luke 10 verses 25–37, Jesus shares the Parable of the Good Samaritan to illustrate what it means to love our neighbors the way Jesus loves us.   “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,' he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'”   The Lord asks us not to dole out kindness sparingly, but to generously pour love and compassion over the hurting people we meet...even complete strangers we encounter on the road of life.   Let's pray.   Heavenly Father, give us eyes to see, ears to hear, and hands to help the broken and bruised people in our midst every day. There are lost and wounded souls in every corner of this world, and we ask for the courage to reach out to them with love.  Amen.

Luther for the Busy Man
Week of Trinity XX - Wednesday

Luther for the Busy Man

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 3:39


THE WEEK OF TRINITY XX - WEDNESDAYLESSON: MATTHEW 19:1‒6Husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no man ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, as Christ does the church, because we are members of His body. Ephesians 5:28‒30The love of a man and woman in marriage is a parable or a picture of the great, hidden, but wonderful union of Christ with His Church. All believers are members of that Church, and, as St. Paul says, they are members of Christ's body (Ephesians 5:30), of His flesh and bones, as in the beginning, at the creation, the woman was taken from the man.What a great, unfathomable, and unspeakable love God must have for us for the divine nature thus to become united with us and merged with our flesh and blood, for God's Son truly to become one flesh and one body with us and to receive us into such a lofty status! He is not merely content to become our brother; He also becomes our bridegroom, turns to us and gives us as our very own possession all His divine blessings, wisdom, righteousness, life, strength, and power. Yes, we are even destined to become “partakers of the divine nature,” as St. Peter declares (2 Peter 1:4). All this He wants us to believe.We have had this great honor and many blessings conferred upon us so that we should joyfully and in all confidence take comfort in this Lord like a bride in her bridegroom's property and honor. Christ's Christendom is, therefore, wife and queen in heaven and on earth; for she is called the bride of God who is Lord of all the creatures. In the highest manner possible, He gives authority and power over sin, death, the devil, and hell.SL.XI.1750,8AE. 79:213-223PRAYER: Thanks and praise be Yours, O Lord, for the wonderful love You have shown to us and bestowed upon us in the gift of Your Son. May we ever maintain the tie of love which unites us with Him, and experience all the joys of full and free salvation in His name. Amen.

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 1:25

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 9:56


Wednesday, 20 October 2021   to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.” Acts 1:25 In the previous verse, the apostles prayed that the Lord would reveal which two of the candidates to replace Judas was to be chosen. That prayer continues with the words, “to take part in this ministry.”   Here, the same word as was used in 1:17, , or “lot,” is used again (although some texts use the word “place” instead of “lot”). This word signifies the casting of the lot. The Lord is the director of the lot (see the commentary on 1:17). As such, Jesus' decision concerning apostolic appointment was authoritative because He is the Lord.   Having rightly interpreted the Scriptures concerning what happened to Judas (as noted in verses 20 and 21), Peter and those with him are clearly directed to replace him with a suitable candidate in order to further the ministry, which is – as the prayer next states – “an apostleship.”   Not only were they to fill a void in the ministry, but they were to do so in accord with the apostolic ministry. The term “apostle” signifies one who is sent. There is a close connection between the two. Just as an ambassador personally represents the nation or leader of a nation, so the apostle is personally sent and bears the name (and/or title) of the one who sends him.   In this case, it is the apostleship “from which Judas by transgression fell.” In other words, due to his transgression, the apostleship was lost to him. Being dead, that is obvious, but it is specifically noted that the events which brought that about were because of transgression.   The word, translated as “transgression,” is a verb now used for the last of three times. It is a compound word, parabainó, coming from words signifying “beside” and “go.” Hence, it signifies willful, defiant stepping over a set line. A more literal and correct translation would be to simply say, “from which Judas fell away.”   The only other two uses of this word are found in Matthew 15 –   “Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, 2 ‘Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.' 3 He answered and said to them, ‘Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?'” Matthew 15:1-3   Judas' actions caused him to fall away from his part (his allotted portion) in the ministry, so “that he might go to his own place.” The verb “go” is an infinitive. A more literal rendering would be, “fell away Judas to go to the place his own.” It's not that he “might” go there. It is that his actions resulted in going there.   Further, the way the Greek words are stated, translated as “his own,” it is more intensive than simply saying “his.” It signifies that he is specifically designated for this place. This is reflected in the Lord's words in John 17 –   “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.” John 17:12   This explains the words “his own place.” The word “perdition” signifies destruction or cutting off. Judas is set to never receive an inheritance with those saved through the blood of Christ. Instead, he is forever cut off from such a hope.   This is the prayer that has been set forth by those gathered. Judas has lost his allotted portion due to his falling away. This must be corrected according to Scripture. Therefore, the apostles rightly take action to do so, first by praying, and next by doing what was the set custom in Israel for handing such matters. That will be seen in the coming verse.   Life application: It is a common teaching that the actions of the apostles are unsanctioned, and that the apostle to be chosen is not legitimate. This is because Paul clearly becomes an apostle of Jesus. The logic is that if this apostle is the twelfth, and there are supposed to be only twelve apostles, then it is Paul who is the rightful twelfth. Thus, this is an illegitimate appointment.   The reason this is accepted as such is because of what is stated in Revelation concerning the foundation stones of New Jerusalem –   “Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” Revelation 21:14   It is an incorrect analysis, and it bears the exact same problem as the twelve gates of New Jerusalem –   “Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.” Revelation 21:12, 13   The “twelve tribes” of Israel as noted in Revelation 7 are not the same as the twelve sons born to Jacob. Manasseh is listed along with Joseph, while Ephraim and Dan are not named. The pattern of the fourteen names was described in a previous commentary and it explains the pattern set forth for the “tribes (sons) of Israel” and the “twelve (fourteen) apostles.”   The question of which tribes of Israel will be inscribed on the gates, and which apostles will be named on the foundations is an incorrect way of looking at what is said in Revelation.   The point of the symbolism given there is that of the unity of government (the number twelve). Just as there were actually fourteen sons of Israel (Jacob adopted Ephraim and Manasseh for inheritance purposes), and as those sons are variously listed in the rest of Scripture, there are fourteen named apostles (Judas, Matthias, and Paul all reckoned in this). Thus, the “names” of the sons of Israel on the gates, and the “names” of the apostles on the foundation, do not have to be their actual names at all. Rather, this is simply a way of saying that the proclamation of these is united. That proclamation is JESUS.   He is the focus of everything going on in Scripture. The tribes of Israel anticipated Messiah and the apostles proclaimed Messiah that had come. This is actually seen in Paul's words of 1 Corinthians 3:11 –   “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”   When we lose our focus on what the Bible is pointing to, we make the error of inserting our own presuppositions into what is being conveyed. When the apostles gathered together in Acts 1 to choose a successor for Judas they did not err. Rather, they have been obedient to Scripture in choosing a replacement for the one who fell away.   Let each of us likewise be obedient to the word as it is set before us, taking it in context and applying its precepts to our own lives.   Lord God, Your word often has difficulties in it that arise in what is said. And yet, if we take the word as a whole, we can often find out the resolution to the difficulty. It just takes study, contemplation, and setting aside our own presuppositions. So, Lord, help us to be faith in pursuing Your word all our days. Amen.   You can also read this commentary, with music, courtesy of our friends at "Discern the Bible" on YouTube.

Be Still and Know
Day 20 - Issue 39

Be Still and Know

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 3:13


Acts 19.11-12 NLT 'God gave Paul the power to perform unusual miracles. When handkerchiefs or aprons that had merely touched his skin were placed on sick people, they were healed of their diseases, and evil spirits were expelled.' Isn't this wonderful? I have no personal experience of my own handkerchiefs or aprons being a blessing to anyone else, but that's not the point. God can work in the way that he chooses and in this wonderful period of Paul's ministry that was exactly what he chose to do. The reference to the handkerchiefs here is probably to the sweat bands that Paul used in his daily tent making work. This story reminds me of an earlier account in Acts when people were healed by Peter's shadow falling across them as he walked by. God was blessing his ministry in such an amazing way that sick people were brought out in the street on their beds and mats to be healed. (Acts 5.15) When we hear about God working in wonderful and miraculous ways we are, naturally, very keen to see him do exactly the same things today. When we read the amazing accounts of revivals when whole communities have turned in faith to Christ we, understandably, long for that to happen in our own day. But I believe that our focus needs to be on the fact that God is always acting miraculously. Every day is an expression of God's miraculous power. It happens when people get better after a time of illness; when people recover after skilful surgery; when a child is born; when people come through a crisis and find new hope; or when we look at the beautiful countryside or watch a majestic sunset. Every day in a thousand ways we are being blessed by miracles, and that needs to encourage us to expect God to work in new and amazing ways. Looking at my handkerchiefs or my shadow, I don't have any particular expectation that God is suddenly going to do amazing miracles with them, but looking at the miraculous God that I know, I find it very easy to believe that he might do so. QUESTION: In what ways have you seen God act miraculously in the past week? PRAYER: God of miracles we worship you. We praise you that you are continually doing amazing things in our world. Amen

Wonder & Reality
The Mystery of God…Intro…Jesus’ Glory is Beyond Words…He is Alive! Amen!

Wonder & Reality

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021


The mystery of God (Revelation 10:7). The mysteries of the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 13:11). The riches of the glory of the mystery (Colossians 1:27). The only true God is an eternal mystery. He is so glorious, so wonderful, so powerful – and infinitely, eternally more – He is beyond human comprehension. Knowing Him is […] The post The Mystery of God…Intro…Jesus' Glory is Beyond Words…He is Alive! Amen! appeared first on Wonder & Reality.

Wholly Made Life™- ReClaim your Whole Life, Tap into God-Sized Fulfillment for the Success Driven Woman, Mama, Wife, Sister
EP 54 How to Pray for Physical Healing in Your Body- Power of Prayer Series- By His Stripes We Are Healed!

Wholly Made Life™- ReClaim your Whole Life, Tap into God-Sized Fulfillment for the Success Driven Woman, Mama, Wife, Sister

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 16:42


EP 54 How to Pray for Physical Healing in Your Body- Power of Prayer Series- By His Stripes We Are Healed! Hey ladies, welcome back. And we are back for a power of prayer series. And today we will be going over another piece of our last pie and we will be going over praying for our physical healing. Join me and we'll see it inside. Podcast: http://bit.ly/whollymadelifepodcast Website:  https://www.angietoninirogers.com IG: @angietoninirogers FB: https://www.facebook.com/angie.toninirogers Community: http://bit.ly/whollymadelifefbgroup Email: angietoninirogers@gmail.com Wholly Made Life™ IIDEAA Framework Journal: http://bit.ly/IIDEAAjournal Wholly Made Life™ Short Assessment: http://bit.ly/shortassessment Angie's Coaching Menu: visit website at www.angietoninirogers.com Hey ladies, welcome back to this episode of Wholly Made Life™ and we're still in the series of the power of prayer. So the power of prayer series, and last time we went over the prayer and I directed that prayer for our children. And so the purpose of this series is to give you an idea of how you can use the word of God and use what it is that you need, what you're thankful for, what you're grateful for, what you're praising God for, and just have that daily intimate relationship with God, with your friends, your counselor, your father, , you know, the one that is there for you at all times, it's just a way to talk to him and develop that relationship. So, , I am just doing this power of prayer series in different areas of our life wheel. And since I did children last week, I think today we're going to do in our physical part of our pie, our life pie or our wheel of life. We're going to talk about healing for our bodies. So, and these are just examples. I've, you know, made up some of these things I've used. , you know, I find scriptures and pray or reflect on those scriptures or use words from those scriptures. I've looked up different prayers for different things on the internet. , a lot of my friends I've asked, Hey, what do you do about this? Or do you have a good prayer or good scriptures that you pray when you were needing healing in your body or you're needing intervention for your children? So talk to those around you that are like-minded. And, , no, you know, those, those people that, you know, are, , pursuing a relationship with God through the word of God, through the Bible and ask them what are the scriptures they use? What are some prayers that they say? And so that's where all of these things come from. So, I want to give credit where credit's due. So I don't know where a lot of these things are, come from. Basically, here's what I do: I have a notes app for the iPhone on my Phone and I, every time I come across a prayer, whether I hear it, or whether I find it on the internet or a friend gives me reference or says a prayer, I make notes about that. And I keep a huge long, , place where I like, , basically have a whole list of different prayers and different scripture. So that's how I do it. So when I need to have some guidance, , or I need some help with my words, or I want to pray specifically or intentionally for something like my children or my marriage or healing, then I'll go to this reference that I've created on my iPhone. Okay. So, the other thing to remember too, is that when you're coming to God, you know, we always want to come with him with a clean heart and, you know, every single day all of us have done or said something that maybe, , or, and been engaged in something, or maybe had an interaction that we weren't, , maybe as, , as intentional about being loving towards that person or towards that situation. And so we just always want to thank God and praise him for who he is and for his grace and his mercy, and ask him for forgiveness for any of those things that we may have in our hearts that are not, , clean that unconfessed sin in our lives so that we're not afraid to come to him or, you know, and he's the graceful merciful father. So he is there and he already knows anyway. So just saying it to him, confessing it to him with your mouth, , will help, , you know, get you into the right state of mind. So let's talk a little bit about, let's see, let's go into prayer about healing for the body today. , and, and maybe I'll just go over some scriptures and then maybe I will just, you know, pray. So we'll just kind of do do this, and this was what this would be, what I would be doing, you know, with God as well. So, , James five 15 says the prayer of faith shall save the sick. So having that faith, God, I thank you that you're a faithful father, a faithful God. And I thank you for you increasing my faith. No weapon formed against us shall prosper. And every tongue that rises against me in judgment, you will condemn. , I am strengthened by you God and I thank you God for being present in my spirit. , I renounce all bitterness, anger, revenge, unforgiveness, mouse, envy, jealousy, lust, , any pride or fear in the name of Jesus. I ask you for forgiveness for anything I've done or said that was not of the Lord. , and ask you to forgive me and, you know, reveal those things to me. If I have done or said something or been in a place where I am not, , walking out the purpose that you have for me, or I am not treating someone with the love of Jesus, reveal those things to me so that I can work to fix those. , and, and forgive me and allow me to start to forgive myself. , I am thankful for you because you, you bless me. You lift me up, you are gracious. , you give me peace, you command blessings upon my life. And I'm thankful for that. , I got, I thank you for healing in my body. I thank you that, , your grace and goodness allows me to be in your presence, allows me to dwell with you forever. , even though I'm walking through the valley of the shadow of death, you are with me and your rod and your staff, they comfort me. So even when my circstances don't line up, God, I thank you to know that you are there with me. You haven't given me a spirit of fear. You've given me a sound, mind, a power and love and a sound mind. , that's in two Timothy, one seven, and I think, , I'm not the best with remembering the actual scriptures. God, forgive me for that. Let me have a heart for the word so that I can remember where scriptures are in the book. , but I thank you that you've given me the book to read every day and remind myself every day of what you have said to me. And I thank you for that. , I thank you, God, that you are healing me through your protective and preserving blood of Jesus Christ. You, you preserve and you renew my spirit, soul, and body, and you have sent the world to the word to heal me the word to heal me. I receive healing from you now. And I thank you, God that you give me life more abundantly than I could ever even ask. , you heal me and I call upon the name of Jesus Christ, , against any other name, any time that there is a physical diagnosis that gives it a name, and we know that your name God is above all names. And we know that you were, you will heal us from that. You will heal me from that. You will deliver me from things that are too strong for me. You will, you will take over when my strength is not enough. You are enough. And I thank you, God, you are God over all flesh. Therefore there is no sickness. There is no disease. There is no infirmity. , that ails me. You can deliver me from all of that. You deliver me from evil. You deliver me from all sickness. I am redeemed. I am, , redeemed from sickness and disease. , everything is stopped through the blood of Jesus Christ. And I thank you for that. Thank you for delivering us. God, you are the strength of my wife and you are that shield of faith that quenches every fiery dart of the enemy, even when it has a heavy name, , that is a physical diagnosis. You are over my life. You are healing me. You are holding me in the cliff. The, you are hiding me under your wings. And I thank you God for that. , we release the fire of God to burn out any sickness or disease that would operate in our bodies in the name of Jesus Christ, no sickness or plague or illness or infirmity shall remain in my dwelling in my body or in my household heal me and I shall be healed. You are a healer, you heal all disease. , you, you said that we will live and not die. And if we proclaim proclaim the name of the Lord, and that is what we do today, we proclaim your name above all names. Thank you God for renewing my youth. , thank you for, , you, your, your sacrifice, you by your stripes, we are healed. All of it was finished. It's already finished. , and I asked that we see you and your stripes and your wound, your wounds that were, that happened because of my transgressions. And I thank you God, for your sacrifice for me, you left me enough to have a finished work. And I thank you God for that. And, , God, let's see, I'm gonna go through this last part, God. , and I just I'm, I'm this thankful that you hear every prayer and every word I pray for every organ in our bodies. And those of the listening ladies that are here, I pray over them, command every organ in our bodies to function in the way that you intended them to be, , in the name of Jesus. I call out every tor in growth and let it melt right now in the name of Jesus in the presence of God, let any infection in their bodies be burned by the fire of God. The fire of the holy spirit, I release them from. We release you, you, they are released, , from all allergies and viruses in the name of Jesus Christ, because you are the healer. You are the ultimate physician. I pray for their arteries and veins to be open and circulatory system to function properly in the name of Jesus. I pray that temperatures remain in the normal range that you've created them to be. I pray that their blood circulates around their body, to the heart, through the arteries, into the veins, to deliver oxygen and nutrients to their organs and carry waste products away in the name of Jesus Christ. I pray for the, , skin system, integentary system, , skin, hair, nails, sweat glands, and other glands to be healthy and to be functioning in the way that you've intended so that our youth is renewed and functions functioning in the way that you've designed them to in the name of Jesus, I pray for digestive and excretory systems to absorb nutrients and eliminate waste from their bodies as they were designed to do. I pray for the endocrine system, which regulates hormones to function as you, God intended them to function in the name of Jesus. I pray for, , our immune systems to be strengthened in the name of Jesus. Also our lymphatic systems to defend our bodies from any pathogens, which we may be exposed to. I prefer muscular systems to be strengthened and be supple enough for them to be removed or move with ease and without pain in the name of Jesus. I pray for nervous systems to collect and process information from, from our senses via the nerves in our brain, as you've intended them to do our brains and spinal cords will process integrate and control information received from our sense organs and send instructions to the rest of our body, , in the way that you've designed it to. I pray for our renal and urinary systems, including our kidneys to filter blood and produce urine as waste to be expelled from our body. Just as you've designed it specifically to do in our reproductive systems. God, I pray that they function as you've designed them to do right now. God, I just, I want to pray for all those I'm hoping and praying for a baby. God let their reproductive systems work exactly as you've designed them to do. And in the name of Jesus, I pray for their miracle pregnancies right now in the name of Jesus. I pray for our respiratory systems to be strengthened and recover from any virus or any allergy or anything that we've been exposed to. I pray that we function our lungs function, , and we'll not be impaired and it will function in the way that you've intended for our system to be strengthened and to be able to carry our body and organs as you've designed them to do I pray and know right now that we are made whole in Jesus Christ. And I thank you God for making us whole, I thank you for healing, our bodies and God, despite our circumstances, despite what we see in this world, God, we know what the truth is. And I thank you, God that you've created each of us so uniquely, but in such a miraculous way that our bodies will be healed in the name of Jesus. As you said, by your stripes, we are healed. And we thank you today in the name of Jesus. Amen. Thank you guys. And join me next episode for the next prayer, the next power of prayer series. And we will go over another piece of our life pie and cover that piece in prayer.

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio
He will arise and purify you.

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 58:09


Rev. Adam Degroot, Calvary Lutheran Church, Rio Ranch, NM joins Rev. Brady Finnern to pray and study Psalm 12. Have you ever felt alone in your faith?  Have you ever been on the evil end of lies, slander, and betrayal of other's words?  This Psalm is for you!  In our prayers of lament during these painful times, our LORD promises to arise, protect, and purify His people. Our words are always on the edge of disaster, but His Word purifies. When He tells us that He will keep, guard, and save us---it's true and happens.  “Lord God, save us!  Evil surrounds us by word and deed and we ask again for You to guard and protect us and He does.  Fill us with Your pure words to be purified and saved by You alone.  In Christ, Amen”

Prayer 2021
Prayer 2021 - October 19 - Tune Into God pt 2

Prayer 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 7:32


Scripture For Today:Nehemiah 4:9“But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.”Tune Into God pt 2How can we be sure we are listening to God?  How can we KNOW He hears our prayers?  Keep reading – I am about to take you through what I consider to be one of the most profound teachings on getting our prayers answered that you have ever heard.  I believe, with all of my heart and soul, that this teaching will “tune you into” God.  And, we have the promise of God, that if “we know He hears us, then we know we have the petitions we desire of Him.”  First of all, let me emphasize, that God is not a respecter of persons.  What He does for one person, He will do for every person….we have His promise on that.  So, why doesn't He answer the prayers of every person…?  It is up to US to get our Faith “tuned into” His Word.   Despite what you may have been taught by well meaning Christian people, God is FOR you and NOT against you!  So many people for far too long have been taught wrong.  I had heard from as far back as I can remember that God was out to “get you” if you messed up!  That is totally, one hundred percent opposite the truth! Where money is concerned, Christians have been taught that poverty is God's way of humbling us.  That people in the ministry have taken a “vow of poverty.”  That if preachers do “get” anything, they have to give it away.  We have been taught that Jesus was so poor, he did not even have a home to live in (Luke 9:58 “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head”). Jesus came to show us how to be Blessed!  Poverty is under the curse!  Jesus came to fulfill the Abrahamic Covenant.  Abraham was RICH!  Job was RICH!  David was RICH!  Solomon was RICH!  So why would Jesus be poor?  And, if he was so poor, why did he have a treasurer?  A poor man does not need a treasurer – a RICH man does! Judas must have been giving A LOT of money AWAY!  Because at the last supper, when Jesus told him to “do what you need to do,” Judas got up and left.  The other disciples thought he was going out to “give money to the poor.”  So he must have done that so often that the other disciples did not pay much attention to him leaving.  This was after Jesus told them that one of the disciples was a traitor!  So any unusual actions by any disciple would have raised immediate suspicion. But Judas' departure was just a natural part of their dinners. It was so common, the other disciples did not think it was odd at all!   Christians have been taught for so long that “money is the root of all evil.”  But the scriptures do not say that. “The love of money is the root of all evil.”  (1 Timothy 6:10). It costs money to preach the gospel. Just ask your Pastor the next time you see him!  If you are not on the church Board of Directors and just think you can show up and all is well…and you give your little offering thinking “others” will give and that you need the money more than the church does…you are WRONG! Granted, God will make sure that ministries which are doing God's work will be taken care of.  But, the responsibility falls to us!  God holds each of us responsible.   I want to pray for you right now that you will begin to “tune into God and His way of doing things” rather than listen to what “man says” you should be doing. If it does not line up with what the Bible says, and the only you will know that is if YOU are in the Word and studying it for yourself, then don't listen to the devil. The devil is the one trying to convince you otherwise. Amen! Let's Pray! Please...

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
October 19: Psalm 79; 1 Kings 12:16–33; Ezekiel 41–42; Romans 11

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 16:39


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 79 Psalm 79 (Listen) How Long, O Lord? A Psalm of Asaph. 79   O God, the nations have come into your inheritance;    they have defiled your holy temple;    they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.2   They have given the bodies of your servants    to the birds of the heavens for food,    the flesh of your faithful to the beasts of the earth.3   They have poured out their blood like water    all around Jerusalem,    and there was no one to bury them.4   We have become a taunt to our neighbors,    mocked and derided by those around us. 5   How long, O LORD? Will you be angry forever?    Will your jealousy burn like fire?6   Pour out your anger on the nations    that do not know you,  and on the kingdoms    that do not call upon your name!7   For they have devoured Jacob    and laid waste his habitation. 8   Do not remember against us our former iniquities;1    let your compassion come speedily to meet us,    for we are brought very low.9   Help us, O God of our salvation,    for the glory of your name;  deliver us, and atone for our sins,    for your name's sake!10   Why should the nations say,    “Where is their God?”  Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants    be known among the nations before our eyes! 11   Let the groans of the prisoners come before you;    according to your great power, preserve those doomed to die!12   Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors    the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord!13   But we your people, the sheep of your pasture,    will give thanks to you forever;    from generation to generation we will recount your praise. Footnotes [1] 79:8 Or the iniquities of former generations (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 1 Kings 12:16–33 1 Kings 12:16–33 (Listen) The Kingdom Divided 16 And when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, “What portion do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Look now to your own house, David.” So Israel went to their tents. 17 But Rehoboam reigned over the people of Israel who lived in the cities of Judah. 18 Then King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was taskmaster over the forced labor, and all Israel stoned him to death with stones. And King Rehoboam hurried to mount his chariot to flee to Jerusalem. 19 So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day. 20 And when all Israel heard that Jeroboam had returned, they sent and called him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel. There was none that followed the house of David but the tribe of Judah only. 21 When Rehoboam came to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin, 180,000 chosen warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam the son of Solomon. 22 But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God: 23 “Say to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the rest of the people, 24 ‘Thus says the LORD, You shall not go up or fight against your relatives the people of Israel. Every man return to his home, for this thing is from me.'” So they listened to the word of the LORD and went home again, according to the word of the LORD. Jeroboam's Golden Calves 25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and lived there. And he went out from there and built Penuel. 26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, “Now the kingdom will turn back to the house of David. 27 If this people go up to offer sacrifices in the temple of the LORD at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn again to their lord, to Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will kill me and return to Rehoboam king of Judah.” 28 So the king took counsel and made two calves of gold. And he said to the people, “You have gone up to Jerusalem long enough. Behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.” 29 And he set one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan. 30 Then this thing became a sin, for the people went as far as Dan to be before one.1 31 He also made temples on high places and appointed priests from among all the people, who were not of the Levites. 32 And Jeroboam appointed a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month like the feast that was in Judah, and he offered sacrifices on the altar. So he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he made. And he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places that he had made. 33 He went up to the altar that he had made in Bethel on the fifteenth day in the eighth month, in the month that he had devised from his own heart. And he instituted a feast for the people of Israel and went up to the altar to make offerings. Footnotes [1] 12:30 Septuagint went to the one at Bethel and to the other as far as Dan (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Ezekiel 41–42 Ezekiel 41–42 (Listen) The Inner Temple 41 Then he brought me to the nave and measured the jambs. On each side six cubits1 was the breadth of the jambs.2 2 And the breadth of the entrance was ten cubits, and the sidewalls of the entrance were five cubits on either side. And he measured the length of the nave,3 forty cubits, and its breadth, twenty cubits. 3 Then he went into the inner room and measured the jambs of the entrance, two cubits; and the entrance, six cubits; and the sidewalls on either side4 of the entrance, seven cubits. 4 And he measured the length of the room, twenty cubits, and its breadth, twenty cubits, across the nave. And he said to me, “This is the Most Holy Place.” 5 Then he measured the wall of the temple, six cubits thick, and the breadth of the side chambers, four cubits, all around the temple. 6 And the side chambers were in three stories, one over another, thirty in each story. There were offsets5 all around the wall of the temple to serve as supports for the side chambers, so that they should not be supported by the wall of the temple. 7 And it became broader as it wound upward to the side chambers, because the temple was enclosed upward all around the temple. Thus the temple had a broad area upward, and so one went up from the lowest story to the top story through the middle story. 8 I saw also that the temple had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers measured a full reed of six long cubits. 9 The thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five cubits. The free space between the side chambers of the temple and the 10 other chambers was a breadth of twenty cubits all around the temple on every side. 11 And the doors of the side chambers opened on the free space, one door toward the north, and another door toward the south. And the breadth of the free space was five cubits all around. 12 The building that was facing the separate yard on the west side was seventy cubits broad, and the wall of the building was five cubits thick all around, and its length ninety cubits. 13 Then he measured the temple, a hundred cubits long; and the yard and the building with its walls, a hundred cubits long; 14 also the breadth of the east front of the temple and the yard, a hundred cubits. 15 Then he measured the length of the building facing the yard that was at the back and its galleries6 on either side, a hundred cubits. The inside of the nave and the vestibules of the court, 16 the thresholds and the narrow windows and the galleries all around the three of them, opposite the threshold, were paneled with wood all around, from the floor up to the windows (now the windows were covered), 17 to the space above the door, even to the inner room, and on the outside. And on all the walls all around, inside and outside, was a measured pattern.7 18 It was carved of cherubim and palm trees, a palm tree between cherub and cherub. Every cherub had two faces: 19 a human face toward the palm tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the other side. They were carved on the whole temple all around. 20 From the floor to above the door, cherubim and palm trees were carved; similarly the wall of the nave. 21 The doorposts of the nave were squared, and in front of the Holy Place was something resembling 22 an altar of wood, three cubits high, two cubits long, and two cubits broad.8 Its corners, its base,9 and its walls were of wood. He said to me, “This is the table that is before the LORD.” 23 The nave and the Holy Place had each a double door. 24 The double doors had two leaves apiece, two swinging leaves for each door. 25 And on the doors of the nave were carved cherubim and palm trees, such as were carved on the walls. And there was a canopy10 of wood in front of the vestibule outside. 26 And there were narrow windows and palm trees on either side, on the sidewalls of the vestibule, the side chambers of the temple, and the canopies. The Temple's Chambers 42 Then he led me out into the outer court, toward the north, and he brought me to the chambers that were opposite the separate yard and opposite the building on the north. 2 The length of the building whose door faced north was a hundred cubits,11 and the breadth fifty cubits. 3 Facing the twenty cubits that belonged to the inner court, and facing the pavement that belonged to the outer court, was gallery12 against gallery in three stories. 4 And before the chambers was a passage inward, ten cubits wide and a hundred cubits long,13 and their doors were on the north. 5 Now the upper chambers were narrower, for the galleries took more away from them than from the lower and middle chambers of the building. 6 For they were in three stories, and they had no pillars like the pillars of the courts. Thus the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and the middle ones. 7 And there was a wall outside parallel to the chambers, toward the outer court, opposite the chambers, fifty cubits long. 8 For the chambers on the outer court were fifty cubits long, while those opposite the nave14 were a hundred cubits long. 9 Below these chambers was an entrance on the east side, as one enters them from the outer court. 10 In the thickness of the wall of the court, on the south15 also, opposite the yard and opposite the building, there were chambers 11 with a passage in front of them. They were similar to the chambers on the north, of the same length and breadth, with the same exits16 and arrangements and doors, 12 as were the entrances of the chambers on the south. There was an entrance at the beginning of the passage, the passage before the corresponding wall on the east as one enters them.17 13 Then he said to me, “The north chambers and the south chambers opposite the yard are the holy chambers, where the priests who approach the LORD shall eat the most holy offerings. There they shall put the most holy offerings—the grain offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering—for the place is holy. 14 When the priests enter the Holy Place, they shall not go out of it into the outer court without laying there the garments in which they minister, for these are holy. They shall put on other garments before they go near to that which is for the people.” 15 Now when he had finished measuring the interior of the temple area, he led me out by the gate that faced east, and measured the temple area all around. 16 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, 500 cubits by the measuring reed all around. 17 He measured the north side, 500 cubits by the measuring reed all around. 18 He measured the south side, 500 cubits by the measuring reed. 19 Then he turned to the west side and measured, 500 cubits by the measuring reed. 20 He measured it on the four sides. It had a wall around it, 500 cubits long and 500 cubits broad, to make a separation between the holy and the common. Footnotes [1] 41:1 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [2] 41:1 Compare Septuagint; Hebrew tent [3] 41:2 Hebrew its length [4] 41:3 Septuagint; Hebrew and the breadth [5] 41:6 Septuagint, compare 1 Kings 6:6; the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain [6] 41:15 The meaning of the Hebrew term is unknown; also verse 16 [7] 41:17 Hebrew were measurements [8] 41:22 Septuagint; Hebrew lacks two cubits broad [9] 41:22 Septuagint; Hebrew length [10] 41:25 The meaning of the Hebrew word is unknown; also verse 26 [11] 42:2 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [12] 42:3 The meaning of the Hebrew word is unknown; also verse 5 [13] 42:4 Septuagint, Syriac; Hebrew and a way of one cubit [14] 42:8 Or temple [15] 42:10 Septuagint; Hebrew east [16] 42:11 Hebrew and all their exits [17] 42:12 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Romans 11 Romans 11 (Listen) The Remnant of Israel 11 I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham,1 a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel? 3 “Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life.” 4 But what is God's reply to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” 5 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. 6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace. 7 What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened, 8 as it is written,   “God gave them a spirit of stupor,    eyes that would not see    and ears that would not hear,  down to this very day.” 9 And David says,   “Let their table become a snare and a trap,    a stumbling block and a retribution for them;10   let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see,    and bend their backs forever.” Gentiles Grafted In 11 So I ask, did they stumble in order that they might fall? By no means! Rather, through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous. 12 Now if their trespass means riches for the world, and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion2 mean! 13 Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry 14 in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them. 15 For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? 16 If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches. 17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root3 of the olive tree, 18 do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. 19 Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20 That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. 22 Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off. 23 And even they, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. 24 For if you were cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be grafted back into their own olive tree. The Mystery of Israel's Salvation 25 Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers:4 a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written,   “The Deliverer will come from Zion,    he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”;27   “and this will be my covenant with them    when I take away their sins.” 28 As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. 29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30 For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now5 receive mercy. 32 For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all. 33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34   “For who has known the mind of the Lord,    or who has been his counselor?”35   “Or who has given a gift to him    that he might be repaid?” 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. Footnotes [1] 11:1 Or one of the offspring of Abraham [2] 11:12 Greek their fullness [3] 11:17 Greek root of richness; some manuscripts richness [4] 11:25 Or brothers and sisters [5] 11:31 Some manuscripts omit now (ESV)

Common Prayer Daily
October 19th - Proper 24 - Ordinary Time

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 19:00


Liturgy for the week of Proper 24Opening Scripture:Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - PHILIPPIANS 1:2 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The earth is the Lord's for he made it: O come, let us adore him.O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office LectionaryOctober 17th - 23rd, 2021 (Old Testament and New Testament Lessons 2016 ESV)Sunday 10.17 - Psalm 119:25–48, 2 Kings 8, 1 John 5Monday 10.18 (St. Luke the Evangelist) - Psalm 119:73–88, 2 John, Luke 1:1-4Tuesday 10.19 - Psalm 119:105–128, 2 Kings 9, 3 JohnWednesday 10.20 - Psalm 119:153–176, 2 Kings 10, Acts 1:1-14Thursday 10.21 - Psalm 120; 121, 2 Kings 11, Acts 1:15-26Friday 10.22 - Psalm 124; 125; 126, 2 Kings 12, Acts 2:1-21Saturday 10.23 (James of Jerusalem) - Psalm 129; 130; 131, Acts 2:22-47, James 1AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsProper 24Set us free, loving Father, from the bondage of our sins, and in your goodness and mercy give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.St. Luke the Evangelist and Companion of Paul (Monday Only)Almighty God, you called your servant Luke to be an evangelist and physician of the soul: Grant that, by the wholesome medicine of the doctrine he taught, all the diseases of our souls may be healed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.James of Jerusalem, Bishop and Martyr, Brother of Our Lord (Saturday Only)Grant, O God, that, following the example of your apostle James the Just, kinsman of our Lord, your Church may give itself continually to prayer and to the reconciliation of all who are at variance and enmity; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

The Aliso Creek Church Podcast
Scripture for Today | Psalm 104:1–9, 24, 35 (with Pastor Nick)

The Aliso Creek Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 9:58


Opening Song:  Call Him Good (Psalm 104) by Sandra McCracken, Derek Webb, and Don Chaffer Lyrics: Call Him good my soul I am here to declare my affection for You Call Him good my soul You who are wrapped in glory Dressed in greatness   For covering You choose light Your clothes sunset and moon-rise For a tent You stretch out the heavens For a roof You pitch the sky   Call Him good my soul   You who made the earth And You made its frame stable forever You who made the earth And You wrapped it in a gown of waters Passage:  1   Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 2 covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent. 3 He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind; 4 he makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire.   5 He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved. 6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. 7 At your rebuke they fled; at the sound of your thunder they took to flight. 8 The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them. 9 You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth.   24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. 35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more! Bless the LORD, O my soul! Praise the LORD!  (Psalm 104:1–9, 24, 35) Musical Reflection:  “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us,” tune by William Bradbury Reflection Notes:  The tune BRADBURY is named for its composer, a New Englander from the first half of the nineteenth century. The sweet melody for the verses repeats, then is followed by a strong refrain.  Prayer:  O Lord, prepare our hearts for prayer, our lips for your praise, our souls for your truth. Fill us with reverence for all that belongs to your holy name: your house, your worship, your Word; that we may benefit by these means of grace. And stretch forth, O Lord, the arms of your mercy over us and the right hand of your help toward us, that we may seek you with our whole heart and obtain what we rightly ask; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Kerusso Daily Devotional
Brotherly Love

Kerusso Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 2:19


How much can one person take, and still choose to offer kindness?   In Genesis Chapter 37, verses 12–36, 17-year-old Joseph is sent by his father to visit his brothers, who were tending the family's flock of sheep in the countryside.   Rather than the friendly check-in he expected, Joseph's brothers initially plotted to kill him out of jealousy, but instead sold him into slavery to a group of Ishmaelites heading for Egypt. Among the brothers, only Reuben wished to leave Joseph unharmed, attempting (but failing) to set up a situation where he could rescue his brother and return him to their father.   In Egypt, Joseph was falsely accused of a crime, thrown into prison, became an interpreter of dreams for Pharaoh, and eventually attained a seat of power over Egypt.   When famine hit the land where his brothers lived, they came to Egypt to buy grain. They didn't know Joseph was not only alive, but was now the governor of Egypt. To their surprise, Joseph wasn't angry at his brothers, but showed them compassion when he saw them again. Instead of taking revenge, he took them in and cared for them. Joseph knew everything that had happened was part of God's plan, and what his brothers intended for harm, God intended for good.   Ephesians 4:2 says, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”   The story of Joseph teaches us that humility, patience, gentleness, and love are not just qualities to be saved up for those who deserve it; God asks us to approach others with love even if they have offended or caused us harm.   Let's pray.   Lord, sometimes the people in our lives are disappointing, frustrating, or downright hurtful. Help us to love those who fall short and need our forgiveness the most, and to bear with each other with patience, and with grace. Amen.

Peace Devotions (Audio)
Amen: It is Done

Peace Devotions (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 2:20


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Daily Catholic Gospel by Tabella
Tuesday October 19, 2021 | Luke 12:35-38

Daily Catholic Gospel by Tabella

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 0:44


Jesus said to his disciples: “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master's return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them. And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants.”

Luther for the Busy Man
Week of Trinity XX - Tuesday

Luther for the Busy Man

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 4:16


THE WEEK OF TRINITY XX - TUESDAYLESSON: 1 TIMOTHY 4:1‒15He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord. Proverbs 18:22Wherever the estate of marriage lives up to its name and you have what may be called a proper marriage with man and wife getting on well with each other, there is, first of all, true mutual trust and confidence on both sides.Among other praise which Solomon bestows on a pious wife, he notes it as something especially praiseworthy that “the heart of her husband trusts in her” (Proverbs 31:11). He can rely on her, entrust his body and life, property and honor to her.On the other hand, the wife's heart is also attached to her husband; he is her greatest and most precious treasure on this earth. She knows that she can rely on him for honor, protection, and help in all her needs.Such a united, perfectly mutual and constant trust of the heart is not to be found among other persons and estates as between a master and servant, a woman and her maid, not even between parents and children. For in all these cases, love is not equal in strength, not as completely mutual, and does not remain such a constant bond as it does in the estate of marriage ordained by God.This has been God's intention from the beginning, for He said after the creation of Eve, “Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).SL.XI.1749,6AE. 79:213-223PRAYER: Heavenly Father, already at the creation of the world You ordained the estate of marriage for man as one of his choicest and richest blessings. May all who are Your children and members of Your kingdom always regard this estate as something very precious and experience in it the true joy that you intended men to find in it, for Christ's sake. Amen.

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 1:24

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 9:12


Tuesday, 19 October 2021   And they prayed and said, “You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen Acts 1:24 With the proposal of either Joseph or Matthias to replace Judas, it now says, “And they prayed and said.” This is not only the apostles, but all of the disciples, as is noted in verse 1:15. Peter had stood up among them all to speak, and that discourse continues now. This certainly would have included the women as it notes that the women were included in prayer in verse 1:14. The entire group is together, the candidates have been set forth, and so now the prayer is given, beginning with, “You, O Lord.”   This is an interesting phrase because it is believed by some to be speaking of Jesus. This is explained by the scholar Olshausen –   “The word ‘Lord,' placed absolutely, denotes in the New Testament almost universally THE SON; and the words, ‘Show whom Thou hast chosen,' are decisive. The apostles are just Christ's messengers: It is He that sends them, and of Him they bear witness. Here, therefore, we have the first example of a prayer offered to the exalted Redeemer; furnishing indirectly the strongest proof of His divinity.”   This is probably correct. It would be appropriate to pray to Jesus in this matter as an apostle of Jesus would mean the person was selected by Jesus. Obviously, Jesus is God. But the point is that they are appealing to “You, O Lord,” specifically. It is He “who know the hearts of all.”   The Greek word, kardiognóstés, is used here. It is found only here and in Acts 15:8, and it is not found in any other Greek writers. It is a noun literally meaning “heart knower,” coming from the words kardía, meaning “heart” and ginōskō, signifying to “experientially know.” Thus, God is “the one who knows all the inner workings of every person's heart, i.e. all their moral preferences (convictions)” (HELPS Word Studies).   As noted, the word is also only found in Acts 15:8 –   “So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, 9 and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.” Acts 15:8, 9   There, “God” is said to be the “heart-knower.” But this does not exclude Jesus as such. In fact, in Revelation 2, He explicitly says that He searches hearts –   “I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.” Revelation 2:23   But this is also said to be something that is accomplished by the Spirit –   “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:26, 27   Understanding this, we can then go to the Old Testament and see how these things tie together when reading Solomon's prayer to Yehovah Elohim, or “the Lord God” –   “then hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive, and act, and give to everyone according to all his ways, whose heart You know (for You alone know the hearts of all the sons of men), 40 that they may fear You all the days that they live in the land which You gave to our fathers.” 1 Kings 8:39, 40   What is clearly being revealed is the doctrine of the Trinity. There is one God who has expressed Himself in this Triune manner. Thus, the Lord (Yehovah) of the Old Testament is revealed in Jesus of the New. As such, the prayer is to the Lord (Jesus, who is God) petitioning Him to “show which of these two You have chosen.”   As noted, it is Jesus (the Lord) who selects His apostles (see John 6:70). As such, the appeal is surely made to Jesus that He would select a replacment for Judas accordingly in order to fulfill Scripture.   Life application: An argument for the prayer of this verse having been made to Jesus has been made. That can be argued against based on a prayer found in Acts 4 –   So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, 25 who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: ‘Why did the nations rage, And the people plot vain things? 26 The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together Against the Lord and against His Christ.' 27 “For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together 28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. 29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” Acts 4:24-30   One could say that this prayer is made to God, calling Him “Lord.” However, the word used in Acts 4:24, despotés, is also used when speaking of Jesus in Jude 1:4. Thus, there is no reason to assume that the apostles are not praying to Jesus – who is God – while praying to God. Whether they had a developed knowledge of the Trinity or not, they knew quite clearly that Jesus is the incarnate Lord (Yehovah).   An argument against the Trinity is that the term itself is not used in Scripture. But that is an argument from silence. The doctrine of original sin is not mentioned, and yet it is taught. The word “rapture” is not found in Scripture, but it is taught. Likewise, the doctrine of the Trinity is clearly taught in Scripture. The Father is God. The Son is God. The Holy Spirit is God. And yet, there is one God.   Lord God, Your word is large, and it is complicated at times. But with proper study, we can learn things that are evident, even if they are not openly expressed. Help us to search these treasures out and then to accept them when they are clearly seen. May our doctrine be pure and may our understanding of You be proper. Amen.  

Be Still and Know
Day 19 - Issue 39

Be Still and Know

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 3:11


Acts 18.9-10 NLT One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, “Don't be afraid! Speak out! Don't be silent! For I am with you, and no one will attack and harm you, for many people in this city belong to me.” Throughout the Bible we hear God telling people not to be afraid. When God made a covenant with Abram, the father of the nation of Israel, he spoke to him in a vision and said, “Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.” (Genesis 15.1) Later, we meet Joshua after the death of Moses and God said to him “This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1.9) Much later, we hear the angel telling a young girl called Mary that she should not be afraid when she is told that she will bear the Son of God. The command not to be afraid indicates how damaging fear can be. God knows that we cannot be effective in serving him unless we overcome the problem of fear. Our verses today come at a time when the apostle Paul had had a great deal of experience of living for God. He had faced many struggles and much intense opposition, but God knew that fear was still an issue and so he spoke to him in a vision to give him assurance. God didn't merely tell him not to fear but reminded him that he would always be with him. He also gave him the encouragement that there were in that busy, cosmopolitan city people who belonged to him. Paul wouldn't be alone as he ministered in that famously immoral city. Fear takes many forms, and it can creep up on us at any time. It may be a fear of what other people think of us, a fear of failure, loss, ill health or death. Just because you are normally a confident person doesn't mean that you are impervious to fear. The answer is that we need to look to God and hand over our fears to him, reminding ourselves that he is with us and will never leave us. QUESTION: What are you most fearful of at the moment? What are you doing with that fear? PRAYER: Loving Father, thank you that you understand us so well and that you are able to give us the strength to face up to any fears. Amen

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio
Psalm 11. Keep praying saints: The LORD is our refuge and our righteousness.

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 55:54


Rev. Nabil Nour of Trinity Lutheran, Hartford, SD joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study and pray Psalm 11. David prays this Psalm like the children's song, “I am weak but He is strong.”  He book-ends this psalm filling us with the identity of the LORD as our refuge and our righteousness.  Although the LORD is in His temple, on His throne in heaven, it does not mean He is not graciously sustaining us in every moment.  We see our God, Immanuel, who proves that He is with us to the end as our foundation and we will one day be with Him face to face.  “Lord God, help us pray.  We trust in You as our refuge and our righteousness, for when we are weak but You are strong.  Lord help us.  Amen”

Prayer 2021
Prayer 2021 - October 18 - Tune Into God pt 1

Prayer 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 6:40


Scripture For Today:Job 33:26“…then that person can pray to God and find favor with him, they will see God's face and shout for joy; he will restore them to full well-being.”Tune Into God pt 1Sometimes, when I'm sharing something the Lord has shown me, either in His Word, or in a dream, etc., I'll have some pastor or someone smart off and say something like, “I'd be awful careful saying “the Lord said” something. You never know if it's the Lord or some devil trying to trick you…  When I hear something like that, it takes all of my effort to not grab him by the shirt collar and yell in his face, HAVE FAITH IN GOD, MAN!   And that is what we will be studying about these next few days. Not only having faith IN God, but learning how to TUNE INTO what God is saying. Amen! Turn with me to 2 Corinthians chapter one verses 19-20… For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Corinthians+1%3A19-20&version=NIV#fen-NIV-28820a (a)] and Timothy—was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” 20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. First of all, let me emphasize, that God is not a respecter of persons.  What He does for one person, He will do for every person….we have His promise on that.  So, why doesn't He answer the prayers of every person…?  It is up to US to get our Faith “tuned into” His Word.   Let me explain it using this example.   You have a radio sitting on your desk.  It is turned off.  You hear nothing over the radio.  Does that mean there is NO radio station broadcasting?  NO.  It just means you do not have your radio turned on.  Radio stations are continually broadcasting over the airwaves.   Now, you turn your radio on.  But all you get is static.  Does this mean there are no radio stations broadcasting?  NO.  It just means you have to “tune” into a station to hear the broadcast.  If you tune into a station that is broadcasting “Rock” and you wanted to hear “Country and Western,” you will be disappointed.  You MUST tune into the station you want to hear. Do you listen to “Rock” and “Country and Western” at the same time and on the same station?  NO.  Each station has a particular “band width” they are broadcasting on.  You must “tune” into the appropriate “band width” in order to hear what you desire to listen to. The same thing happens with God.  God is here, talking to us through His Holy Spirit, all of the time.  We just have to “tune in” to what He is saying.  If we leave our spiritual “ears” turned off – we miss what He is telling us to do in order to be Blessed.  If we are listening to the devil or the world instead of listening to God, we miss what He is telling us to do.  We are tuned into the wrong station! If you're tuned into God – you are tuned and turned on to God! Amen!  We'll take it up here tomorrow! Let's Pray! Until next time, this is Pastor Bob Thibodeau reminding you from 1 Thessalonians 5:17 in the Living Bible to “Always Keep on Praying!”  Be blessed in all that you do! Please subscribe to this podcast, leave us a quick 5 star review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow and be sure to visit our website for more information on our ministry: https://podcastersforchrist.com/ (https://podcastersforchrist.com). And while you are at the website, download the free resource I have for you… it is free and is called, “How to Start a Christian Podcast.” It will bless you – go and download it today. You can also WATCH these session on our Facebook...

Kerusso Daily Devotional
Short on Time

Kerusso Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 1:49


Carissa was having one of those days. Instead of hitting the snooze button on her alarm clock, she had turned it off. Now the kids were late for school, she was late for work, and the tone for the day was one mad rush — emphasis on the mad.    As the day wore on, she thought about her impatience and frustration with her children as everyone got dressed and grabbed a granola bar on the way out the door. It wasn't their fault the family was running behind, and she regretted sending them to school with tension, instead of hugs and kisses.   Ephesians 4:2 says, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”   Of all the lessons we teach our children, kindness stands out. We have an opportunity to show patience, humility, and God's love to colleagues, classmates, neighbors, and friends — and the people in our lives learn more from watching how we behave, than they do from just being told what to do.    We have a choice in how we treat others, and God asks us to approach the people around us with love. When Carissa arrived home from work, the first thing she did was apologize to the kids for the cranky way their day began, and let them know kindness matters morning, noon, and night — even when we're running late.   Let's pray.   Lord, thank you for the wisdom the Bible teaches us about kindness. Help us to be patient when we're short on time, and to be an example of your love in every situation — even when circumstances fall short of perfect. Amen.

Kingdom Cross  Roads Podcast
When Things Go Wrong – Tom Donnan pt 1

Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 29:29


When Things Go Wrong Tom Donnan pt 1If you've been watching the news lately, the major story has been about mandates issued by the government that people be forced to get their vaccinations. There have been threats issued by businesses and even the military, that if you do not get vaccinated, you lose your job or your career.  Who is it that is forcing this issue? It is none other than the government of the United States. You know, the one's who are supposed to protecting the right of “free choice” and “personal freedom…”  The one's who are concerned about individual rights, etc.  Unless, of course, it does not fit their political agenda. Despite the science that says there is only a 0.0001 % chance of dying from COVID – even without a vaccination. I wonder if big pharma, you know, the companies that have developed the vaccinations themselves, are behind the political push to make sure every person in the world is going to get a vaccination. I wonder how much money they will make from various governments per shot. Interesting to think about, isn't it? Well, to talk about all of this and more, is our good friend, Tom Donnan!  Now, far warning, every time Tom Donnan comes on the program, we have an outline of what we will discuss – but the Holy Spirit sometimes leads us down some rabbit trails that are unplanned and, well, let's just say “adventurous.” So fasten your seat belts because we are about to take off! Amen! Help me welcome back to the program, our good friend, Tom Donnan!   Tom, before we get into the issue of government overreach, I want to venture a little farther out. Like, “outer space.” Then work our way back to planet earth and ultimately, to the decline of the United States of America. We always discuss signs in the heavens, including stars and other such things. But you found out there might be some stars that have gone missing, right? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X3xddkS4H80 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X3xddkS4H80) That covers what is happening in space. But there are things going on right here on earth that has caused some great concern. Such as the recent volcanic activity in the Canary Islands, correct?  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OilLXhW12CE (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OilLXhW12CE) Some of the volcanic activity has caused tsunami warnings as well. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XoYBAsHHXsk (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XoYBAsHHXsk) And all of this is in addition to the turmoil taking place all over the planet. Riots, protests and things like that. Basically, do you think society itself is starting to break down? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3VWQGkZ3GcU (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3VWQGkZ3GcU) It's not just in the United States either. Australia has, basically, gone full on authoritarian government. Have you seen this?  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-yAq_8w-CI8 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-yAq_8w-CI8) They actually have people quarantined and refuse to let them go, despite them having the vaccines! https://rumble.com/vm5ud4-absolutely-chilling-video-from-inside-australian-hotel-quarantine.html (https://rumble.com/vm5ud4-absolutely-chilling-video-from-inside-australian-hotel-quarantine.html) Have you heard anything about something called “shielding camps?”  Kind of like a new style of concentration camp under the guise of “protecting us” from the unvaccinated. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VfrffosEtDc (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VfrffosEtDc) And these “shielding camps” are beginning to appear in the USA, correct? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VfrffosEtDc (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VfrffosEtDc) This goes to the case that we've made that the left, basically the Democrats and Joe Biden, are pushing their one world government agenda on this nation.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ncin8ewj88U (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ncin8ewj88U) Folks, we have only scratched the surface of... Support this podcast

Abiding Together
S10 E06: Daughter Part 3: Wounds of a Daughter

Abiding Together

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 44:44


In this episode, we continue our four part series on the identity of daughter. This episode is now offered in video on youtube! We discuss wounds from our childhood - rejection, abandonment and a failure to feel safe - and the lasting effects these wounds can have in our adult relationships. We chat about loving our younger selves with compassion, so that we can receive God's unconditional love today. We pray you would allow the Divine Healer to look on your wounds with compassion this week! Be sure to subscribe to the Abiding Together Podcast on YouTube to watch our video podcasts!  Sister Miriam's one thing - Mama Heidland's Seafood Gumbo Recipe Michelle's one thing - Sacred Rest by by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith Heather's one thing - Change the Way You Think: A Conversation with Louie Giglio, Jennie Allen and Craig Groeschel  Other Books Mentioned -  Life Model: Living from the Heart Jesus Gave you - James Friesen The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom - Henri Nouwen Discussion questions:     What stood out to you from this week's episode? Are your childhood wounds healed places of glory or are they bandaged up, still hiding, and in need of Christ's light?   How do you see core wounds from childhood - abandonment, rejection or a gap created because your heart did not feel safe  - affecting your relationships today? Do you recognize any of the effects listed by Sister Miriam in the episode? How can you receive God's restoration for you in these places? What does it look like to welcome home the little parts of yourself with compassion and gentleness? Journal Questions: Are there particular memories from your childhood that this series has brought to the surface? Where do you need to hear the truth that the woundedness caused by others was not your fault?  Try to find a picture of your younger self. What would you like to share with her or him? Are there critical words and judgements you would like to take back or words of affirmation and compassion you need to speak over your younger self? Pray with Jesus' words ‘be not afraid.'  How does He desire for you to receive this message when acknowledging wounds from your childhood? Quotes to Ponder: “You keep listening to those who seem to reject you. But they never speak about you. They speak about their own limitations. They confess their poverty in the face of your needs and desires. They simply ask for your compassion. They do not say that you are bad, ugly, or despicable. They say only that you are asking for something they cannot give and that they need to get some distance from you to survive emotionally. The sadness is that you perceive their necessary withdrawal as a rejection of you instead of as a call to return home and discover your true belovedness.”  - Henri Nouwen “A part of you was left behind very early in your life: the part that never felt completely received. It is full of fears. Meanwhile, you grew up with many survival skills. But you want yourself to be one. So you have to bring home the part of you that was left behind. That is not easy, because you have become quite a formidable person, and your fearful part does not know if it can safely dwell with you. Your grown-up self has to become very childlike—hospitable, gentle, and caring—so your anxious self can return and feel safe.” - Henri Nouwen Scripture for Lectio Divina -  “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” - Ephesians 3:14-21 This episode is sponsored by House of Joppa. This week's episode is sponsored by House of Joppa.  If you are looking for beautiful Catholic home décor, jewelry, art, rosaries or other Catholic gifts, look no farther than House of Joppa. Each product is curated from artisans throughout the world, and is designed to uplift your spirit and share the beauty of our Catholic faith. If you are looking for something for yourself or a special gift for a friend, head over to their website in the show notes. My favorite products are their Vintage Sacred Heart Medallion, Mini Mary Garden and Miraculous Medal rosary. Abiding Together listeners receive 15% off their purchase at checkout with discount code: ABIDE15.  Visit them online at https://www.houseofjoppa.com or on Instagram @houseofjoppa.

The Aliso Creek Church Podcast
Scripture for Today | Job 38:1–7, 34–41 (with Pastor Nick)

The Aliso Creek Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 12:14


Opening Song:   How Great Thou Art by Shane & Shane  Lyrics: O Lord my God When I in awesome wonder Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made I see the stars I hear the rolling thunder Thy pow'r throughout The universe displayed   Then sings my soul My Savior God to Thee How great Thou art How great Thou art Then sings my soul My Savior God to Thee How great Thou art How great Thou art   When through the woods And forest glades I wander And hear the birds Sing sweetly in the trees When I look down From lofty mountain grandeur And hear the brook And feel the gentle breeze   And when I think That God His Son not sparing Sent Him to die I scarce can take it in That on the cross My burden gladly bearing He bled and died To take away my sin   When Christ shall come With shout of acclamation And take me home What joy shall fill my heart Then I shall bow In humble adoration And there proclaim My God how great Thou art Passage:  1   Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:   2 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.   4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. 5 Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, 7 when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?   34 “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that a flood of waters may cover you? 35 Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go and say to you, ‘Here we are'? 36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts or given understanding to the mind? 37 Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens, 38 when the dust runs into a mass and the clods stick fast together?   39 “Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, 40 when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in their thicket? 41 Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God for help, and wander about for lack of food?  (Job 38:1–7, 34–41) Musical Reflection: Harp Meditation No. 3 by Gretchen Kirby Reflection Notes:  This harp reflection features rich, full chords with a strong melody. The tension between major and minor chords here can reflect the challenges and triumphs that we see in God's creation.  Prayer: This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus. Amen.